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first_imgThe back of the number 371 bus is engulfed by bright orange flamesCredit:MPSKingston/ PA Kingston bus LondonAmbulance Service staff were at the scene to treat people for possible smoke inhalation, but no one was believed to have been seriously injured.Police, firefighters and ambulance crews were called to tackle flames on the number 371 bus near the Guildhall/Rose Theatre at just after 9am. Bus fire in Kingston. No one hurt luckily.— Nelson (@asnelson100) December 2, 2016 Crews are currently dealing with a bus alight in #Kingston © @___hannahrose— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) December 2, 2016 Bus fire now out @LondonFire did a great job – no casualties 👍— Kingston Police (@MPSKingston) December 2, 2016 Bus fire in Kingston— david luff (@davidluff555) December 2, 2016 Tony Akers, Transport for London’s Head of Bus Operations, said: “There will be a full investigation into the incident.” Kingston bus fire Local residents were evacuated as a precaution over fears the bus would explode amid the blaze that sent a plume of dark grey smoke funnelling into the sky.But London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the fire was under control at just after 10am. The cause is currently unknown. Currently dealing with a bus fire on High Street, Kingston – please stay away— Kingston Police (@MPSKingston) December 2, 2016center_img Another view from the police station of the bus fire in #Kingston— Kingston Police (@MPSKingston) December 2, 2016 An LFB spokesman said: “A double decker bus was well alight when firefighters arrived at the scene.The driver left the bus before the arrival of the brigade and was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews before being taken to hospital.” Forget Christmas decorations – if you want to get a crowd in Kingston set fire to a bus— Robin Hutchinson MBE (@LordScroley) December 2, 2016 Speaking at about 10am, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Local residents have been evacuated as a safety precaution.”The road remains closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.”Passers-by posted pictures on Twitter of the burnt-out shell of the blackened bus, as smoke rose from the wreckage. Pictures shared on social media showed the back of the double-decker engulfed in bright orange flames.The LFB said the driver escaped before crews from two fire engines arrived, but was treated for breathing in smoke. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Bus passengers had a miraculous escape after a double-decker burst into flames in the middle of a town centre.Smoke began pouring from the vehicle as it pulled into a stop in Kingston, south-west London, on Friday morning.Moments later, it erupted into a fireball on the busy High Street during rush-hour. Witness Martin Delaney, who arrived on the scene as firefighters had got the blaze under control, said the scene was “pretty chaotic”.Mr Delaney, who shared photos of the burnt-out bus with wires hanging from its rear, added: “The road was taped off, there were acrid burning smells, local shops’ fire alarms or smoke detectors had been triggered – it was quite a mess.” A plume of dark grey smoke was sent pouring into the sky above south-west LondonCredit:Hannah Page/PAlast_img

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