Panic broke out at the Rubis Service Station, Harmony Hall, St Michael after a vehicle caught fire around 9:20 last night.
Quick action by fire officers, however, brought the blaze under control and no one was injured in the incident.
Police public relations officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler told Barbados TODAY the alarm was first sounded after smoke was seen coming the vehicle, a 2008 Toyota van, driven by Harry Clarke of Fustic Village, St Lucy.
It subsequently burst into flames and was destroyed.
No one was injured in the incident.
Police are continuing investigations.