Mineola fire fighters responded to a car fire today just east of Mineola.

The fire, at 211 CR 2540, began in the engine of the Mercedes just after 1 p.m.

“I had just driven home, parked, went in and ate lunch and when I came outside the car was on fire,” said car owner Clarence Slayton.

Slayton said the car had just come home from the shop where it received engine work.

The car was completely destroyed in the blaze.

No one was injured in the fire. The blaze was extinguished by 1:45 p.m.