A vehicle fire Sunday in Whitewater that left one person with serious burn injuries was knocked down by Riverside County firefighters.

The vehicle fire on the eastbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway west of Haugen Lehman Way was reported at 5:50 p.m., according to the department.

The car was on the right shoulder with the fire also burning some of the vegetation around the vehicle, the department reported.

The injured motorist was transported to a hospital with serious burn injuries, the department reported. His condition was not immediately known.

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