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Bus blaze at Jarrow Transport Interchange

Firefighters have been called to tackle a bus ablaze at Jarrow Transport Interchange.

Commuters at Jarrow bus station were left in shock when the single decker vehicle burst into flames.

The single decker Crusader service had pulled into the station when the fire broke out at about 1.10pm today.

The driver of the bus evacuated the vehicle, with 20 passengers moved to safety.

Three Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service appliances were sent to the blaze, which appeared at the back of the bus.

A total of 16 firefighters helped bring the fire under control.

The aftermath of the bus fire at Jarrow Bus Station earlier this afternoon.

The aftermath of the bus fire at Jarrow Bus Station earlier this afternoon.

The service said the heat from the fire also caused slight damage to the guttering and front of a nearby shop.

No one was injured in the incident.

In the wake of the incident, Go North East moved its drop off and pick up points to stands A, B and C, with D and E closed by the incident after initially telling customers to head to Albert Road to meet services.

Firefighters were called to a bus on fire in Jarrow

Firefighters were called to a bus on fire in Jarrow

Firefighters tackle the blaze at Jarrow Transport Interchange

Firefighters tackle the blaze at Jarrow Transport Interchange

The bus on fire at Jarrow Transport Interchange

The bus on fire at Jarrow Transport Interchange