A CAR fire in Nelson is believed to have been caused by an 'electrical fault'.

A crew from Nelson were called to the blaze on Halifax Road at 8.18pm last night.

Shaun Fellows of Nelson Fire said: "We are looking at this as an electrical fault with the car and are not treating it as suspicious.

"The driver of the car was at the car was with it when we arrived.

"We were there for 30 minutes putting the fire out and one hose reel was used to extinguish the blaze."