Car on fire at Mount Keira

3.45pm: Firefighters are responding to a car alight at Mount Keira.

The car went up in flames about 3.30pm Monday, at Robertson Lookout, off Harry Graham Drive. 

The fire is causing a plume of smoke that can be seen from long-range. 

Rural Fire Service crews from Mount Keira and Mount Kembla are responding.

Update: 4.15pm: The fire has been extinguished. It briefly spread to a tree on the roadside before it was fully contained. 

The Mercury understands the car involved was a BA Ford Falcon ute, unoccupied when emergency services arrived.