Bus with passengers onboard bursts into flames on Sydney street

Ash Cant
·2-min read

Firefighters have extinguished a bus on fire on Monday evening, as it caught alight on a busy street near Sydney’s CBD.

The bus caught fire on Parramatta Road in the inner-city suburb of Glebe, with emergency services called to the scene at around 6pm on Monday.

Firefighters were quick to respond to the blaze, a spokesperson from NSW Fire and Rescue told Yahoo News Australia.

All passengers who were on board the bus at the time of the fire were evacuated by the driver. Source: Nine News
All passengers who were on board the bus at the time of the fire were evacuated by the driver. Source: Nine News

Fortunately, no passengers onboard the bus at the time of the fire were injured.

“Through the quick action of the bus driver, everyone was evacuated, including the driver,” the spokesperson said.

Operations are ongoing. Initially roads were closed and drivers were told the avoid the area.

Since then two eastbound lanes on Broadway and Parramatta Road in Glebe have reopened.

“The diversion into Derwent St has been lifted,” Live Traffic Sydney tweeted.

“Continue to allow extra travel time while traffic returns to normal.”

People who witnessed the bus alight and the aftermath have shared confronting images to social media.

Connor Wherrett told the Sydney Morning Herald he was on a bus heading in an opposite direction when he saw police shutting the road, adding that five minutes later the firefighters showed up.

On Twitter, Mr Wherrett described the scene as “insane” and shared a video of the bus completely engulfed in flames.

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