A CAR caught fire on the Weston Point Expressway in Runcorn.

Crews found the saloon car’s engine bay well alight at around 1.15pm yesterday.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

The car was then damped down to make it safe.

No-one was injured as a result of the fire.

The owner of the vehicle arranged for the vehicle to be recovered.

Firefighters were at the scene for almost an hour.