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Go North-East has thanked passengers for their patience after a bus caught fire with six people still on board.
Tom Dodds, stakeholder manager at the company, has told ITV News Tyne Tees everyone on the service was evacuated safely.
An eyewitness to a bus catching fire in County Durham has told ITV News Tyne Tees there were passengers still on board when there was smoke coming from the vehicle.
Everyone was taken off the bus by the time two fire crews arrived and no one is thought to have been injured.
- Footage courtesy of Rebecca McDonald & James Purvis
A double-decker bus travelling in difficult weather conditions has caught fire in County Durham while passengers were on board.
The blaze started as the vehicle came through the A692 at Dipton, near Stanley at around 2pm on Saturday, December 12.
- Video courtesy of Rebecca McDonald & James Purvis
Everyone was taken off the bus by the time two fire crews from Consett arrived. No one was injured during the incident.
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed no one has been injured after a double-decker bus caught on fire near Consett.
Two fire appliances were called to the scene in Dipton just after 2pm this afternoon, December 12.
Traffic in the area was heavily delayed for a time and damage to the vehicle was extensive.
A double-decker bus has caught on fire in County Durham with six people on board.
Eyewitnesses have told ITV News Tyne Tees passengers were evacuated off the Go North-East service at Dipton before the blaze reached its peak.
Two fire engines from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service attended. No one is believed to have been injured.