FIRE fighters were called to a mysterious car fire in Tilehurst today.

The crew from Caversham Road found the blazing silver Ford Fiesta on the driveway of a house in Bramshaw Road at 1.30pm.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: "We just heard this almighty bang and suddenly saw all this smoke and realised their car was on fire.

"The young lads that live there were throwing water on it but I called the fire brigade because I was worried about the people living nextdoor."

Firefighters were there for around 30 minutes and the cause of the fire is still unknown.