Dudley Bus Station Fire
DUDLEY bus station is engulfed in plumes of black smoke after a bus catches fire whilst parked on stand.
The double-decker bus caught fire at around 1:10pm yesterday afternoon (21 Nov).
West Midlands Fire Service officers were called to Fisher Street at lunchtime.
Bus services were disrupted and the cause of the fire is yet unknown.
A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said:
“We received a 999 call at 1.10pm at Dudley Bus Station on Fisher Street.
“We’ve currently got a fire engine and a brigade response vehicle both from Dudley – eight firefighters in total.
“The incident involves on double decker bus which is well alight. Two firefighters are wearing breathing apparatus and we’ve currently got three hose reel jets on the blaze.
“The incident is ongoing.”
A National Express spokesman added:
“A National Express West Midlands double decker bus on service 6 caught fire just after 1300 at Dudley bus station.
“Emergency services were called to the scene and the area was evacuated safely.
“We are doing a thorough investigation into the cause of this fire.
“And we’d like to apologise for any disruption to people’s journeys caused by this incident.”
West Mids Live has approached West Midlands Fire Service for a further update.
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