Bus catches on fire in Sydney after 'massive bang'

A bus has dramatically caught fire in central Sydney after local residents heard a "massive bang".

The bus went up in flames on Flinders Street in Surry Hills around 7.30pm after the driver detected an issue and evacuated the service.

A bus has dramatically caught fire in central Sydney. Source: Supplied
A bus has dramatically caught fire in central Sydney. Source: Supplied
Witnesses say the whole area was filled with smoke. Source: Supplied
Witnesses say the whole area was filled with smoke. Source: Supplied

Fire and Rescue NSW confirmed all passengers were accounted for and the driver was unharmed.

Witnesses at the scene said the area was quickly covered in a thick cloud of smoke from the fire.

"I could smell smoke, like that burning computer part style smoke, so I stuck my head out the window of my apartment," Camilla Wagstaff said.

"You couldn't even see the street, then I heard this massive bang and the whole back of a bus went up in flames."

Emergency services were quick to the scene with firefighters extinguishing the flames within minutes of arrival.

The bus was extinguished by attending firefighters. Source: Twitter/ Phil Dye
The bus was extinguished by attending firefighters. Source: Twitter/ Phil Dye
No one was injured in the fire. Source: Supplied
No one was injured in the fire. Source: Supplied
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