The commuter bus caught fire at a bus stop at the top of Pepys Road at around 8.30am. Fire fighters tried to bring the fire under control whilst a tyre exploded across the street setting another car on fire. The blaze has now been put out and no-one is believed to be hurt.
There are long delays in the New Cross area because of an accident involving a motorbike. The A2 New Cross Road is partially blocked in both directions at the A202 Kender Street junction. Congestion all the way back to Deptford Bridge.