A Perth driver made the bizarre decision to pull into a petrol station in panic after noticing smoke bellowing from her car on Tuesday afternoon.

She and others at the Caltex service station on Vincent Street were lucky to escape without serious injury after the car burst into flames shortly after.

Nine News Perth reported the woman was driving along the freeway when smoke started to emerge from the bonnet.

She took the next exit and pulled into the petrol station on Vincent street, where the car was soon engulfed in flames and destroyed by fire.

“The petrol station staff were kind of panicked at that point,” a witness told Nine News.

“They didn’t know what to do and I shouted at them to see if they had any cones because there was still cars coming in.”

The car destroyed appears to be a Holden Captiva, while no one was injured in the blaze.

It’s not the first time a vehicle has gone up in smoke in Leederville with a van bursting into flames near the intersection of Vincent Street and Oxford Street in September.

Extracted from Canberra Times.