Bus fire on A1 causes passengers to flee

The bus caught fire on the A1. Picture: Emma Borthwick
The bus caught fire on the A1. Picture: Emma Borthwick
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Ten people have escaped uninjured after a fire broke out on a double decker bus.

Firefighters were called to the scene on the A1 between Wallyford and Tranent in East Lothian at around 6pm yesterday.

Ten people were evacuated. Picture: Emma Borthwick

Ten people were evacuated. Picture: Emma Borthwick

They found a well developed fire on board the vehicle, and extinguished the blaze.

The ten people, including the driver, who had been on board had left by the bus by the time fire crews arrived.

The road was closed for a time due to the large volume of smoke crossing the carriageway.

An investigation is under way to establish the cause of the fire.