A PASSER-by called the fire brigade after spotting an abandoned car alight in woodland.

Firefighters from Wokingham Fire Station went to the Vauxhall car, which was in woodland at The Ridges off Wellingtonia Avenue in Finchampstead.

They were called out at 3.30pm today (Monday) and spent an hour at the scene, but the fire had not spread because the area was wet.

The fire brigade reported the incident to police as a suspected arson.