A CAR on fire on Netherhampton Road caused a traffic gridlock in the city on Monday night.

Fire crews were called to reports of a car "well alight" outside Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club on Netherhampton Road at just before 4.30pm.

The fire was caused after a "minor collision" between a Mini Countryman and a Renault Clio, a spokesman for the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

A driver who witnessed the crash said "immediately black smoke appeared" from one of the cars, before catching fire and being "quickly covered in flames".

One fire crew from Salisbury extinguished the burning Renault using breathing apparatus and hose reels.

One woman was taken to Salisbury District Hospital as a precaution and the road was closed between Park Wall, near the race course, and the Harnham Roundabout for about an hour.