Ballarat has seen a spate of more car fires across the long weekend with this blaze on the corner of Nolan and Lydiard St Nth.
One average. local police are dealing with one burnt ouyt car every three days.
Two were reported in Soldiers Hill on Sunday night.
Police say in most cases, thieves are taking the cars for joy rides before setting fire to upholstery in cars.
With cars becoming harder to steal, officers say the best way to protect yourself against theft is to hide your keys.