Dareton Fire Brigade was called to a fire at the back of Namatjira Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

The Brigade was responding to a call from a local fruit grower who said he saw from a distance a vehicle being torched just outside the settlement fence line, at the Mildura end.

On arrival the Brigade quickly established that it was the setting alight of an old car body which had been previously torched.

The blaze was extinguished and Brigade reported that the area was littered with a lot of additional rubbish which will be in the need of cleaning up.

The blaze did not spread to spread to nearby scrubland.