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Incident - Bus Fire

Date: 15/04/2021
Time: 17:59
Location: A380 South Ashcombe
Area: Western
County: Devon

Fire control received 4 calls reporting a bus fire on the A380 near Ashcombe. 3 Fire engines were mobilised to attend as the fire involved a bus on the live carriageway. 3 passengers and the driver were free and clear of the 30 seater bus. The bus was 30% damaged by fire and crews used 2 Breathing Apparatus wearers used 2 hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots. Devon Highways were informed of an oil spillage at the scene. Police were also in attendance. The cause of the fire was accidental.

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