A moving car caught fire at the busy Banani-Kakoli Crossing on the New Airport Road Wednesday morning, disrupting traffic on the stretch for nearly half an hour.
Fortunately, the driver and a passenger of the car escaped unhurt.
The Mirpur-bound car coming from Eskaton caught fire at around 10:15am near the police box at the crossing, said Shahiful Islam, senior station officer of Kurmitola Fire Station.
On information, a fire tender was rushed to the spot and the flames were doused in half an hour.
Firemen suspect that an electrical short-circuit or the overheated engine of the car could have triggered the inferno.