Bus fire brings Kingston High Street to a standstill

Bus on fire on Market Street, Kingston Credit: Kingston Police

Fire fighters have tackled a blaze on a bus in Kingston.

The driver was treated at the scene by crews from the London Ambulance Service for the effects of breathing in smoke before being taken to hospital.

The emergency services were called to tackle flames on the 371 bus on High Street, Kingston, at about 09:00 GMT.

There were no causalities and no passengers needed treatment. Local properties were evacuated as a precaution and road closures put in place, a spokesperson for the Met said.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.