Drivers on the one of the main roads in Malaga faced a wall of black smoke as a car burned on the hard shoulder of the MA-20, at kilometre 7.
Some motorists were forced to slow down and stop, as flames leapt from the vehicle that was left totally gutted in front of the Tesla dealership and the new BeSoccer headquarters, near the José María Martín Carpena Sports Centre.
Several drivers alerted the emergency services, due to the spectacular nature of the fire. Some of them got out of their vehicles to warn other drivers of the incident.
The fire brigade and police were quickly on the scene to deal with the blaze and regulate the traffic, that had caused tailbacks.
Sources from 112 Andalucía confirmed to SUR that no injuries have been reported.