Car bursts into flames on Upper Largo Main Street.

Upper Largo’s main street was closed off for around an hour this morning after a car carrying a group of American tourists burst into flames.

The blaze happened just before 9am after a silver coloured Seat Alhambra, understood to be carrying a group of five tourists from the United States, on their way from St Andrews to North Berwick on a golf outing, pulled over at the junction with South Feus.

The car bursts into flames. All pics by See Media

The car bursts into flames. All pics by See Media

A man taking his son to the nearby primary school explained how he saw flames underneath the vehicle and pointed them out to the people inside who just had time to vacate the car and grab their golf clubs from the boot before it exploded into flames.

The fire service was contacted and an appliance from Methil was quickly on the scene.

The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes, leaving the vehicle a burnt out shell.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire Service said: “We received a call just before 9am to say that a vehicle was on fire on the main street in Upper Largo. One appliance attended and extinguished the blaze. Nobody was hurt.”

Upper Largo car fire

Upper Largo car fire

Police kept traffic travelling from three different directions back for around an hour while the incident was dealt with and the vehicle removed.

Firefighters tackle the blaze

Firefighters tackle the blaze

Police at the scene

Police at the scene

The burnt out vehicle

The burnt out vehicle