Like moths to light, Sheepshead Bites’ readers are drawn to car fires.

We received a whole slew of photos and phone calls from readers who passed by a car that burst into flames on Ocean Avenue near Avenue Y.

One reader approached the driver – well after the fire was put out – and asked what happened. But she refused to talk and only laughed and shook her head.

We’re waiting to hear back from the police with details on the incident. Until then, marvel at these photos from nolastname, BrooklynQ and  Julie K. And a tip of the hat to BrooklynBus, who was the first to call us (though couldn’t snag a photo).

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  • BrooklynBus

    Couldn’t snag a photo because I was in my car driving at the time I saw it. Don’t believe in snapping while driving.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIXKMWVRUVBKQ4CT75NB5BAEBU Death

      I Approve of this Message.

    • Larry

      People seem to snap while driving all the time in this city.

    • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

      For Sheepshead Bites there are no rules. It is worth it to endanger the lives of many to help the news process move forward.

      • BrooklynBus

        With that attitude you definitely have a future in mainstream media.

    • Anonymous

      Damn it man – Have you no loyalty? I stood in the middle of the street in oncoming traffic and snapped pictures! Anything for The Bites!

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      When you’re a citizen journalist you’re allowed to break the rules.

      Ned, OTOH, is a media magnate, which means he can make new rules.

  • PR

    Looks like it’s a Passat/Jetta. Those things are fire prone. My friend’s Jetta went up in flames due to an overheated headlight

  • wondering

    what time was this?

  • Anonymous

    That really is a fab pic. The rays are an adornment.

  • levp

    “But she refused to talk and only laughed and shook her head.”

    Acute stress reaction
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_stress_disorder

    • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

      Are you suggesting that having your car burst into flames with you in it may be a stressful experience? Insanity, I say.

      • levp

        Just offering her a defense against “crazy lady” comments…