Unit residents evacuated after car catches fire

RESIDENTS of a Maryborough apartment building were evacuated on Saturday after a car parked in a carport caught fire.

Station officer Shane Charman said the fire brigade was called to the apartment block at 183 Tooley St on Saturday afternoon.

He said most of the fire was in the engine area of the vehicle and smoke was blowing across the apartment building so residents were evacuated to get away from the toxic smoke until the fire was extinguished. 

The cause of the fire is unknown.