It was a scary trip to work for an employee at the Lowe's on Hooper Avenue in Toms River this morning.

After pulling into the lot just before 8-am the 26-year old saw some smoke coming from under the hood.

He quickly exited the 1995 Mercedes before it engulfed in flames outside the PNC Bank in the shopping plaza.

The fire, which appears to have began in the engine compartment, was quickly extinguished by volunteer firefighters from Toms River #1 and #2.

There were no injuries from the fire.