London Bus Blows Up On High Street

London Bus Blows Up On High Street

London Bus Blows Up And Bursts Into Flames 

A Transport for London bus was left severely damaged after erupting in flames in south-west London on Saturday.

The incident occurred on Richmond Road, Twickenham, during the afternoon, where the single-decker diesel vehicle caught fire.

Online images depicted the rear of the 490 bus engulfed in flames, with smoke billowing high above the street. Firefighters from five fire engines and totaling 30 personnel worked to extinguish the blaze.

Subsequent photos revealed the burnt-out remains of the bus covered in ash, with smoke still emanating from the wreckage. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The London Fire Brigade confirmed that all passengers and the driver evacuated the bus before their arrival, with no reported injuries.

The road has been closed following the incident, and people are advised to avoid the area for the remainder of the day.

This year has seen at least four fires on TfL buses, three of which occurred in January. Two incidents involved electric vehicles, and one occurred in a hybrid.

A TfL spokesman stated, "A comprehensive investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the fire."

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