ARGENTON residents got out their garden hoses to douse flames emanating from an abandoned car just before midnight Thursday.
Firefighters took over the job once they arrived on the scene.
Police confirmed that the purple Ford Falcon ute had been abandoned by the side of the road at the corner of Princess Street and Main Road earlier that day after breaking down.
It was not a stolen vehicle.
The vehicle was completely destroyed and its owner was located by police and informed.