Motorists are being asked to drive with care along the Sandhurst Drive after a car caught fire this afternoon.
Firefighters were called to the fire about 3.15pm.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says it appears everyone was out of the vehicle.
"The Holden Commodore stopped at the lights and caught fire. Not sure what caused it."
A Northern Fire communications spokesperson says the original call came in as a vehicle crash.
Only one vehicle appears to be involved in the incident.
"Police have been called to the scene to handle traffic.
"One appliance from Mount Maunganui was dispatched and crews are still working to put the fire out."