Several years ago, we came home from a nice evening with friends, parked the car, and went inside. I heard a strange noise outside and YIKES - the car we had just left had burst into flames beside our house.
Fortunately, the fire department is located about a mile away.
Here's the car in the daylight the following day. Note that the flames were intense enough to burn a hole in the asphalt driveway... but the house just a couple of feet away was completely undamaged.
Maybe this wasn't such a bad memory after all! The car was a loss, but no one was injured and the house was spared.