Google Maps Street View: Can you guess what caused this dramatic incident in Ontario, Canada?
Google Maps Street View has captured pretty much every bizarre scenario under the sun, from men and women caught in embarrassing situations to shocking traffic accidents.
It was created in 2007 and has continued to map the world and open it up to people online.
By using clever photography equipment, the 360-degree cameras can capture streets across the globe.
This can mean that what might otherwise be a contained incident can end up right in the public eye.
And in this case, quite literally spilling out onto the streets.
A shot from Google Maps Street View shows thick dark smoke billowing down a driveway outside a house in Ontario, Canada.
The houses either side of the residential street appear to be on full alert.
From the house on the right a topless man and another person are caught emerging from the front door.
A man standing in front of the house – who is fully clothed – has his arm outstretched, pointing at the smoke, perhaps alerting the inhabitants to the fire or notifying them of the source.
A fourth man – also topless – can be seen peering out of the bungalow on the left.
Google Maps Street View: Thick black smoke can be seen billowing down a driveway in Ontario, Canada
Incredibly, this is not the first time a driveway fire has been captured by Google Maps Street View in Ontario.
In a shot snapped in Toronto, two cars, a red pick-up Ford and a white van, can be seen parked on the driveway of a house.
There is nobody on the driveway, but the back door of the van is open with boxes piled inside.
The front door of the van is also wide open… and raging orange flames and black smoke appear to be bursting out of the door.
A man can be seen kneeling on the grass outside of the front steps of the house. He appears to have something round in his hands. Could it be a hosepipe and is he attempting to put out the fire himself?
Google Maps Street View: The existing map shows both the Ontario houses unscathed
Alternatively, he might be attending to the garden and oblivious to the inferno.
Again, Google did not capture the aftermath so it’s unclear whether the fire was stopped and the van saved – or not.
As well as capturing images of fires, Google Maps Street View has also been known to snap the romantic.
One image shows a young man proposing to his girlfriend on a roadside in Switzerland.
The cameras catch the man on one knee – but whether the lady accepted or not is a complete mystery.