Investigation launched after blaze on Aberdeen bus

An investigation has been launched today after a bus caught fire in Aberdeen.

Firefighters and Police Scotland were called to attend the scene at Faulds Gate at around 7am this morning.

Two fire engines with nine crew members, a hose reel jet and a fan were used to extinguish the flames and then remove smoke from the vehicle.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that the call for help was made by the driver of the bus.

She added: “There was a passenger on board at the time. We were called out at around 7am.”

No injuries have been reported and no other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

The blaze was extinguished by 7.30am but firefighters remained at the site until just after 8am.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland, who also attended to aid in traffic management, confirmed that the road remained closed for more than two hours while the scene was made safe.

An investigation has now been launched into the cause of the blaze.

A First Aberdeen spokesman said: “We can confirm that there was a fire on one of our Service 17 vehicles this morning in Aberdeen.

“The driver ensured that the one passenger was escorted to safety and the emergency services were alerted.

“The First Aberdeen engineering team are on scene and are working on recovery of the vehicle.

“We have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.”