Local councillor Jason Rust said he could see fierce flames and large plumes of smoke and hear loud bangs coming from the car.
“It’s right next to quite a few blocks of flats. It’s really concerning for residents.”
Cllr Rust said the fire brigade had been in the area just 20 minutes earlier - he was not sure why - and had gone away but were now back and hosing down the car.
Police were also in attendance.
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