Batemans Bay RFS is reminding motorists to slow to 40kmh when passing emergency vehicle flashing lights after extinguishing a car fire in Nelligen on Wednesday, April 10.
Just before 8:30pm, crews were sent to the Kings Highway, 1km west of Mccardys Creek Road.
"Unfortunately, we find ourselves reminding motorists yet again that the law states to slow down to 40kmh when passing red/blue flashing lights," they said.
"This ensures our safety so we are able to safely help others."
Crews thanked a quick-thinking member of the public who extinguished a small bush fire adjacent to the car "before it got out of control".
They said members were already at station for a meeting and responded in under two minutes.
"Our crew arrived on scene to find a car fully involved in fire which we quickly extinguished with assistance from Nelligen RFS," they said.
They thanked the South Coast Police District for providing assistance with traffic while they worked to extinguish the car.
Bay Post/Moruya Examiner reader Rochelle Mannix videoed the blaze after a man and a teenager flagged her down.
"They were distressed but stayed to warn other drivers passing through," she said.