Bus catches fire in Ottery

PUBLISHED: 14:24 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:24 12 March 2018

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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue say the fire was caused by an overheated engine.

A bus caught fire in Ottery St Mary this morning (Monday, March 12) after its engine overheated.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call at around 9.45am after reports of a bus on fire in Broad Street.

Appliances from Ottery and Honiton were originally called out and on arrival crews confirmed the engine compartment had overheated.

The crew from Ottery extinguished the fire with one hose reel jet and the Honiton appliance was not required and returned en-route.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “This was a small fire caused by an overheated engine - the cause of the fire was accidental.”

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