Bus catches fire in Filby

An Anglian Bus on fire in Filby, caught on camera by Karen George. An Anglian Bus on fire in Filby, caught on camera by Karen George.

Monday, May 12, 2014
5:46 PM

Passengers have been evacuated from a bus after it caught fire in Filby.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Fire crews were called to Thrigy Road in the village, near Great Yarmouth, just after 4.30pm today.

A spokesman for Anglian Bus said the driver and 22 passengers were on board when the flames were spotted.

He said: “All the customers and the driver are safe. They all got off when the fire was noticed.

“The bus is now being recovered and will be brought back to our depot in Beccles and we’ll be investigating why it took place.”

Joseph Leathers-Watson was a passenger on the bus. He said: “What happened was passengers at the back of the bus first raised concerns when a strong smell of burning and black smoke coming from the back, the driver Immediately stopped the bus to investigate the rear.”

Mr Leathers-Watson added that the passengers were then evacuated, but within seconds “thick, black smoke” was visible.

The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Yarmouth and Martham responded to the bus fire. Crews wore breathing apparatus and used CAFS to extinguish the flames.

Were you a passenger caught up in the drama? Call Lauren Cope on 01603 772313 or email lauren.cope@archant.co.uk.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Eastern Daily Press visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Eastern Daily Press staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Eastern Daily Press account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Norfolk Weather

We're updating the forecasts - back soon

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT