A car caught alight near the Burce Hwy at Beerburrum on Monday afternoon.
A car caught alight near the Burce Hwy at Beerburrum on Monday afternoon. Contributed

Flames engulf car billowing smoke on Bruce Highway

SMOKE billowed across a Sunshine Coast highway after a car caught alight this afternoon.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to Beerburrum at 3pm where the engine of a ute caught fire.

Witnesses reported flames and smoke billowing around the driver's-side tyre and from under the bonnet of the car parked just before the southbound exit of the Bruce Highway at Roys Rd.

Sunshine Coast Car Fire: A ute caught alight before the south-bound Bruce Hwy entry ramp at Roys Rd on Monday afternoon.
Sunshine Coast Car Fire: A ute caught alight before the south-bound Bruce Hwy entry ramp at Roys Rd on Monday afternoon.

The car was "well-alight" when fire crews arrived but was contained a few minutes later.

Queensland Ambulance Service were also on scene assisting fire crews and reported all passengers were out of the car and paramedics weren't treating any patients.

Queensland Police Service also closed the "southbound slow lane".