Merimbula Fire Brigade and Pambula Rural Fire Service were unable to save a van that had caught alight at Pambula Beach on Saturday afternoon, April 23.
The Volkswagon Transporter was parked off the road at the front of a property in Jinjera Parade, Pambula Beach when it caught alight. There were reports that residents inside the property had attempted to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher from inside the van but the fire took hold.
Local residents said it happened quite quickly.
Several people called triple zero as the van became a blazing inferno. Fire crews in breathing apparatus attended the scene and quickly worked to put the fire out.