A car believed to have been set alight was saved from being burnt out after the fire was spotted soon after it caught fire.
Firefighters from Marley Park, the new fire station which is operational after a move from Fulwell, were called to Kingsway Road in Downhill at 10.15pm yesterday.
A fire had started in the front section of the car and was reported quickly after the blaze began.
The cause of the fire is believed to be malicious.
Police are investigating the incident, with anyone with information asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.