A delivery truck has been destroyed in a fire in the carpark of a northern suburbs hotel.
The fire outside the Carine Sports Bar on Beach Road in Duncraig was reported by a passerby about 12.25pm.
A police spokesman said truck’s driver told officers at the scene that he had parked the truck after noticing a strong exhaust smell.
When the man returned to the vehicle he found it had been destroyed.
The pub’s front sign was also destroyed.
Six firefighters from Duncraig station attended and fought the blaze.
A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said cause of the blaze is believed to be mechanical failure.
The fire caused about $75,000 damage.