Bus blaze at Jarrow Transport Interchange

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

Saturday, 7th April 2018, 9:19 pm
Updated Saturday, 7th April 2018, 9:31 pm
The aftermath of the bus fire at Jarrow Bus Station earlier this afternoon.

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.

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

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

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 tackle the blaze at Jarrow Transport Interchange
The bus on fire at Jarrow Transport Interchange
The aftermath of the bus fire at Jarrow Bus Station earlier this afternoon.
Firefighters were called to a bus on fire in Jarrow
Firefighters tackle the blaze at Jarrow Transport Interchange
The bus on fire at Jarrow Transport Interchange