Thirty residents were evacuated from an apartment block as firefighters dealt with a blazing car.
The blaze broke out in a basement car park at flats in Station Road, Lancaster, at 3.30am.
Fire crews from Lancaster and Morecambe evacuated residents while they dealt with the incident.
Acting watch manager Michael Dawson said: “The vehicle was found to be well alight on arrival with large amounts of smoke coming from the basement car park.
“The residents were allowed back to their apartments after approximately one hour.”
The car was badly damaged and six others were affected. Light smoke damage was caused to two apartments.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.