Crews respond to bus fire

Long Ashton Bypass.

 

We were called at 13:46 to reports of a bus fire on Long Ashton Bypass.

On arrival firefighters found one double-decker bus well alight. Crews from Bath, Bedminster and Kingswood are currently on the scene. Firefighters are using breathing apparatus, high pressure hose reels and extinguishers to tackle the blaze.

The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.

Crews remain at the incident. Police colleagues are also on the scene.

We’re urging people to avoid the area.

 

Update (15:56):

Crews used three high-pressure hose reels, one 45mm jet, foam extinguishers and six firefighters wore breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze.

Firefighters remain on the scene damping down the area for safety.

The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.

Avon and Somerset Police colleagues remain at the scene.