Car catches fire in Ras Al Khaimah

The Emirati owner was returning home after having repairs done on the vehicle

There was a close escape for one Ras Al Khaimah resident when his Nissan Patrol spontaneously caught fire as he drove into the driveway of his house on Wednesday.

The Emirati owner, who lives in Al Theet, is heard saying in the footage that he had just brought the car home from the garage, where it had undergone repairs.

He does say where the garage was and whether it was an official dealership or not.

Flames are seen erupting from under the vehicle's bonnet, and it is later engulfed as thick black smoke billows from the vehicle.

RAK police said no one was hurt in the incident and firefighters control the fire, but the body and interior of the car was destroyed in the blaze.

Updated: March 28, 2019 03:26 PM