An abandoned car is believed to have been deliberately set alight, completely destroying the vehicle in Knaresborough
Firefighters from Harrogate and Knaresborough were called out to Bar Lane following reports to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service at 1.30am.
Crews were able to put out the fire using hosereels and breathing apparatus but the Mazda was badly damaged by the fire.
North Yorkshire Police say they believe it is linked to a wider incident and they will be releasing further details this afternoon.
This story will be updated.