Friday got off to a fiery start for a Pinetown taxi driver when his taxi burst into flames and crashed into a building.

Rescue Care paramedic Garrith Jamieson said they received an emergency call at around 6:00 with a report that a taxi was on fire on Compton Road.

“The taxi somehow just caught alight,” said Jamieson.

Everybody managed to get out unhurt and the taxi rolled away and crashed into a building where it carried on burning.

Pinetown fire services extinguished the blaze.

An investigation would be held to determine what happened.