Bus with passengers onboard catches fire in York

Bus on fire Credit: Kristiina Hanson

An investigation is underway after a bus, believed to be carrying around 10 passengers, caught fire in York.

The fire started on a Park & Ride bus operated by First Bus. No-one was hurt. It took firefighters around 30 minutes to put out the blaze but bus services are now back to normal.

This is clearly a distressing incident but the actions of the bus driver are highly commendable which would appear to have prevented any serious casualties. Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of passengers and although it’s not clear what caused the fire, we have asked First Bus, as the operator of the Park&Ride service, to investigate this incident as a matter of urgency.

– Neil Ferris, assistant director for transport, highways and waste at City of York Council