Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service: incidents of interest

Incidents of interest

Incident date and time
09/11/2017 09:21
Incident Type
Passengers evacuated as bus catches fire on Portsmouth hill
Description of Incident
A fire in the engine of a bus caused the evacuation of its passengers on Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth. 
 
The double decker burst into flames just after 9.21am on Portsdown Hill Road and everyone was taken off the vehicle. 
 
Firefighters in breathing apparatus used hoses to extinguish the fire in the engine compartment and a fan was also used to move smoke. 
 
No-one was hurt and the incident was concluded by 9.56am.
Portsmouth
PO6 1BE
United Kingdom