GARDAI in Tullamore are investigating a car fire at the Axis Business Park on Monday morning January 21.
Eyewitness, Councillor Tony McCormack said the incident happened at around 10am when the car, a Toyota Yaris, was parked opposite the front entrance to the Applegreen filling station. He said sparks were seen under the car prior to it bursting into flames.
The owners didn't appear to be nearby when the fire happened, Cllr McCormack said.
Gardai said the fear was that the flames would spread to the filling station. However, the blaze was brought under control by Offaly Fire Service.
Anyone with information should contact Tullamore Gardai on 0579327600.