Car destroyed by fire on house drive

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A CAR was badly damaged by a mysterious fire which started while it was sat on the drive.

Firefighters were called to Oak Road in Hindley at around midnight.

They found a Range Rover Evoque on the drive of the semi-detached house well ablaze with flames coming out of the bonnet and the cabin heavily smoke-logged.

They managed to extinguish the flames but it is thought the car will have to be written off due to the amount of damage sustained.

The owner was at the scene and told the fire crew he had driven the 4x4 earlier in the day.

There were no signs the fire was started deliberately and the cause is currently a mystery.