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A hire car burst into flames at The Channon on Sunday. Photo Tree Faerie.

A Sydney tourist got more heat than she bargained for on Sunday when the hire care she was driving burst into flames at The Channon.

Traffic was blocked in both directions on Terania Street as emergency services put out the flames and removed the car from the centre of the road.

Police say the rental campervan caught fire at about 1.30pm on Sunday, 3 November about halfway between The Channon Tavern and Coronation Park.

A 23-year-old Surry Hills woman was driving the van with a passenger when she smelled smoke. She stopped the vehicle it became engulfed in flames. Local residents tried to assist but the vehicle was destroyed, including all their belongings.

Neither the driver or passenger was hurt. Police say there is no evidence to suggest that the fire was suspicious but they will be making a report.

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