AN investigation has started this morning after a car was destroyed by fire in the Swain House area.

Firefighters from Idle station were called out to reports of a car fire on High House Road at 11.40pm yesterday, and on arrival found it was a Ford Fiesta parked outside a house on the road that had caught fire.

The owner was at the scene and was the one who called the fire service.

Firefighters wore breathing aparatus to tackle the fire, but despite their efforts the car was destroyed.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.