A Hyundai Getz caught on fire at Caneland today in a multi-story car park.
A Hyundai Getz caught on fire at Caneland today in a multi-story car park. Tony Martin

VIDEO: Six cars damaged at Caneland car fire

UPDATE 3.20PM:

SIX cars have been damaged and one severely damaged after a car caught fire at Caneland today. 

Witnesses looked on as smoke billowed out from the undercover car park and flames were seen lapping the roof. 

As you can hear in this video, one witness asked another if the fire started when someone tried to start the car. 

Another witness replied that nobody was around it. 

Police has confirmed the fire was not suspicious. 

A spokesperson for Caneland provided this statement to the Daily Mercury: 

"Caneland Central can confirm there was a fire in the shopping centre car park today.  Centre security responded immediately.  The centre is open and trading as per normal. 

We are now assisting local authorities with their review into the cause.  The safety of all workers and visitors at Caneland Central is our number one priority."

EARLIER 12.40pm:

Mackay Fire station officer John Platt

THE car fire at Caneland has been completely extinguished. 

The fire was reported to emergency services about 11.40am. When firefighters arrived the Hyundai Getz was completely alight.  

Fire fighters are currently conducting atmospheric testing for more smoke and fire investigators have been notified. 

Did you get pictures or see anything? Email the reporter at campbell.gellie@dailymercury.com.au

 

The car on fire.
The car on fire. Louise Renton

 

EARLIER 12.15pm:

FIREFIGHTERS have been battling a car fire at Caneland Shopping centre.

Two crews were called to the car fire at a multi-level car park about 11.40am Wednesday, and arrived at 11.42am.

It's believed nobody has been hurt.

One witness said he saw a lot of smoke as he was heading to the back of Caneland.

He said he drove back into the car park and had a look and saw it was coming from the car.

"People were standing near the Coles entrance just watching before the police arrived," he said.

"There was one four-wheel drive that may have been damaged because it was right next to it. You could hear the petrol tank go 'boof'."

More to come.



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