At around 9.15pm firefighters were called to reports of a car being on fire in St Marys Street, Warrington.
On arrival the crew found a saloon car well alight.
Firefighters, including one wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.
They then damped the area down to make it safe. Firefighters were in attendance for nearly an hour.
The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with information about the incident should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 284374, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.