NSW Fire and Rescue extinguished a blaze believed to have been deliberately lit in a car late Tuesday afternoon.
A crew and police were called to Mulwaree Street, beside the railway line, at 5.30pm.
Senior Constable Peter Karooz said a male had been seen leaving a NSW-registered Magna which had been left on the street's grass verge.
The man, thought to be aged in his sixties, headed towards the intersection of Sloane and Bradley Streets and shortly after, fire erupted in the vehicle.
"Police spoke to the male and determined that he required a mental health assessment," Senior Constable Karooz said.
He was taken by ambulance to Goulburn Base Hospital.
Firefighters were confronted with exploding paint tins in the back of the car. However, no one was injured.
Enquiries are underway into the cause. Senior Constable Karooz said at this stage it was believed the man was the car's owner.
The fire created thick black plumes in the area and drew several onlookers. It was been extinguished by 6pm.
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