Just before 5 p.m. Saturday, firefighters from Santa Maria Fire Department's Station 2 responded to a vehicle fire off Newlove Drive and South Broadway.
On scene vehicle fire Newlove and Broadway pic.twitter.com/O6nRr2aGBU— Santa Maria Fire (@SMFDHQ) September 28, 2019
Captain John Sabedra says a man was driving when his car suddenly caught fire.
Firefighters believe the fire was started by an electrical malfunction, causing a fire in the engine compartment.
Firefighters say the car is a total loss but the driver is okay.