CROWDS gathered at Bluewater after a green Mercedes burst into flames in the car park this morning.
Firefighters were called to the Greenhithe shopping centre at 9.58am to reports of a car alight.
Crews used a hose reel and breathing apparatus to extinguish the flames on the Mercedes CLC.
They later used COBRA – a cutting extinguisher – to put out the fire in difficult to access parts of the vehicle.
Firefighters left the scene at 10.17am.