Blaze destroys Lothian bus in Slateford

Firefighters have now extinguised a blaze gutted a number 35 bus in Slateford.

Wednesday, 21st September 2016, 6:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 3:00 pm
Fire brigade putting out a bus which had caught fire on Slateford Road. Picture: Michael Scott

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It is understood that all the passengers and the driver fled before the fire properly took hold and no one was injured.

Crews with breathing apparatus are now using a high-pressure hose reel jet to douse the flames.

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A spokesman from the Fire Service said: “The bus is well alight on Moat Place. All the passengers and the driver alighted from the bus.”

The road is now closed and police have been called out to deal with traffic management.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage but is not thought to be suspicious.