WRECKED: Brisbane woman Lindy Vickers' Range Rover was burned to a crisp on the New England Highway north of Stanthorpe earlier this afternoon.
WRECKED: Brisbane woman Lindy Vickers' Range Rover was burned to a crisp on the New England Highway north of Stanthorpe earlier this afternoon.

Woman escapes burning car north of Stanthorpe

ROAD crews came to the aide of a woman who's car was destroyed by fire on the New England Highway earlier this afternoon.

Brisbane woman Lindy Vickers was travelling south bound on the New England Highway just north of Braeside when she noticed smoke coming from her bonnet and dash.

In a matter of seconds her car had become engulfed in flames and she raced to get her possessions out of her Range Rover Discovery.

"There was no warning," she said.

"I had just pulled over before the flames started.

"The Road Tek workers came and helped me get everything out of the car and into my trailer.

"Everyone was so nice and helpful. I was just really embarrassed."

Warwick Fire Station Officer Darren Welsh said the vehicle was engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

"The cause of the fire is unknown but it appears to have started in the engine," he said.

"It took about 10 minutes to get under control and 30 minutes to fully extinguish the flames."

Ms Vickers was travelling to her farm south of the Queensland-New South Wales border.

She said she had owned the vehicle for about nine years.

"I have another car but my daughter just got her licence and she's been driving it," she said.

"She'll be disappointed when I have to take it back."

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