Police have launched an investigation after a car was “engulfed” in flames outside a busy Dundee supermarket.
The blaze took hold at Lidl South Road, in the Lochee area, yesterday around 6pm.
Witnesses told of seeing the car covered in flames – with “lots of smoke” – and firefighters battling to extinguish it.
A spokeswoman confirmed that Police Scotland confirmed officers were making inquiries into the incident.
She said: “Police Scotland is carrying out inquiries after a car was on fire in South Road, Dundee, at 6.15pm yesterday evening.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Tayside Division on 101 quoting 2860.”
One passerby, who asked not to be named, said she saw the fire crews.
She said: “I was going past Lidl and I saw them going into the car park — then I saw the car on fire.
“The firefighters were right on top of it putting the fire out.
“There were quite a lot of people about, it was at tea time.
“It could have been a lot worse — the car could have blown up.
“They managed to get the fire out but the car was totally gutted.
“The police were there too.”
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue confirmed they had attended the incident.
She said: “We were called to attend a car fire at Lidl car park on South Road, Dundee. There was one car, which was well alight, on our arrival.
“A fire engine from Macalpine Road attended and one hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire.
“We received the call at 6.11pm and we stood down from the scene at 6.27pm.”
The spokeswoman said they had notified police of the incident.
A spokeswoman for Lidl confirmed there were no injuries as a result of the blaze.
She said on Friday: “Following the incident that occurred in our store car park yesterday evening, we can confirm that the store operations were unaffected.
“Thankfully no-one was hurt, however, as this is now a police matter, we’re unable to provide any further information.
“We will, of course, be supporting the authorities should they need any further assistance.”