Emergency services were called to Barby Road, Braunston at 2:45am this morning following reports of a burning car.
The blaze was brought under control by fire officers, and police are currently investigating.
Barby Road is currently closed until the wreck, which appears to be a 4- seater hatchback, can be removed from the scene.
Mrs Patsy Clarke, a Braunston resident, posted to Facebook: “3.00 lots of bins knocked over along Church road, my husband and a neighbour walked along and up righted many. There were police and a fire engine and a car on fire Barby lane.”
Police are asking anyone with any information regarding the incident to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.