Bus goes up in flames in London

Single decker bus catches fire in Blackheath

Bus goes up in flames in London

The dramatic moment a bus caught fire in south east London has been caught on camera.

The incident occurred in Blackheath at around 12.30pm on Monday.

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Speaking to the Evening Standard, witness Christopher Holland said: "I was just on the way to the post office when a large amount of grey smoke began to fill the air from a nearby bus then there were several bangs and flames started to pour out from the rear end.

"It was quite scary and people were beginning to panic a bit as it was very close to the shops and parked cars - luckily the fire brigade arrived quickly and managed to put it before it spread any further."

Onlookers posted pictures to Twitter:

Kent 999s also shared a video showing large amounts of grey smoke billowing into the air.

Speaking to the Mirror, Ken Davidson, head of bus operations for Transport for London described the incident as a "small fire."

He added: "All passengers disembarked the bus without injury. There will be a full investigation into the incident."

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