Car on Fire lucky escape

An Orange woman has escaped injury after her car was engulfed with flames on the Mitchell Highway at Red Hill about 25 kilometres from Wellington.

The woman said her car was having mechanical problems and she decided to pull over. A motorist stopped by to help and while they were checking the engine it caught fire.

She was on her way to Wellington around 8.30 on Monday morning.

The driver contacted police and together with rural bush fire services brigades from Mumbil and Dripstone, Paramedics and the state emergency service the flames were doused.

A passer by Marcus Hanney who snapped pictures of the car which was written off and taken to Wellington said it was a spectacular sight.

''The bush fire brigades from Mumbil and Dripstone did a great job putting out the fire. I was concerned for the driver but she was okay. But the fire completely destroyed the car'' Mr Hanney said.

Wellington Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

On Sunday a Dubbo man was taken to Orange Hospital with internal injuries following a roll over not far from the same part of the Mitchell Highway.

The man's car hit an embankment and ran into a tree. Police describing the man as fortunate.

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