A car caught fire and exploded in a parking lot on 15th and Wabash in Terre Haute.
A man was driving when his car started to smoke and he pulled into the parking lot for help. A witness told the Terre Haute Fire Department that when the man heard the sirens of crews coming to help, he ran off, leaving his vehicle on fire.
Officials have determined that the fire was due to a mechanical issue and was not arson.
Crews are still searching for the owner of the vehicle and they are unsure why he fled the scene when crews arrived.
A nearby car did suffer damage from the fire.