Passengers forced to flee as bus suddenly EXPLODES into flames before firefighters rush to scene | The Sun

THIS is the dramatic moment a London bus EXPLODED into flames today as horrified passengers were forced to flee.

Firefighters were rushed to the scene as flames engulfed the double decker in Streatham Hill, South London, this morning.

Huge flames could be seen erupting from the vehicle shortly before 10am as thick clouds of smoke billowed through the air.

It is not yet clear what caused the shock inferno, which forced the driver and passengers to escape.

Describing the horror on Twitter, one witness wrote: "Bus in Brixton pulled into the stop and promptly caught on fire.

"Huge flames & crashing as bits of it were burned off. Stay safe in the heat!"

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A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade, said:"Firefighters were called to a bus alight on Christchurch Road in Streatham Hill.

"Part of a double decker bus was damaged by fire. The driver and passengers left the bus before the Brigade arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.

"The Brigade's 999 Control Officers took 19 calls to the blaze.

"The Brigade was called at 0950 and the fire was under control by 1022. One fire engine from Brixton Fire Station attended the scene."

Transport For London has been approached for comment.

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