Login Register

Bus gutted in M6 blaze

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: November 21, 2012

BUS FIRE ... The remains of the double decker blaze that brought Stafford commuter traffic to a standstill

Comments (0)

A DOUBLE-DECKER bus was gutted by fire in an incident that saw the M6 closed in both directions between junctions 14 and 15 and traffic at a standstill yesterday.

Firefighters attended the blaze which saw clouds of black smoke billowing across both carriageways and commuters stuck for several hours while emergency services cleared the area.

A spokesman for the fire service said the incident was reported at 7.32am and not closed until 9.07am.

She said when crews arrived at the incident about three miles north of Stafford services the bus was already well alight and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus had to use compressed air foam to extinguish it.

Read more from Staff Newsletter

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters