UPDATE: Firefighters put out Hastings bus fire

Bus fire in Hastings. Photo by Chris Davies. SUS-160812-174606001
Bus fire in Hastings. Photo by Chris Davies. SUS-160812-174606001

Firefighters tackled a bus fire which caused disruption in Hastings last night (Thursday, December 8).

Two East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crews from Hastings were sent to the blazing bus near the roundabout at the junction of Mount Pleasant Road and Elphinstone Road at around 4.50pm.

Hastings bus fire. Photo by Anthony Croft. SUS-160812-175849001

Hastings bus fire. Photo by Anthony Croft. SUS-160812-175849001

Two Hastings appliances were sent and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used 1-in-7 foam and a hose reel jet to tackle the incident.

Environmental packs were used by crews and the Highways Agency attended due to a diesel leak.

There were no reported injuries, police said.

Sussex Police assisted with traffic control and crews left the scene at about 7.05pm.

Hastings bus fire. Photo by Anthony Croft. SUS-160812-175912001

Hastings bus fire. Photo by Anthony Croft. SUS-160812-175912001

Highways reopened the road at around 10pm.

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