Bus on fire in Aberdeen

After the blaze.

A road has been closed after a bus caught fire in Aberdeen.

The incident happened at 7am on Gardner Drive and involved the First Aberdeen 17 service.

Two fire engines attended the scene after receiving a call from the driver.

A hose reel jet, ladder, small tools and a fan were used by nine crew members.

The blaze was extinguished by 7.30am but firefighters are still at the site.

Police Scotland also attended the scene to help with traffic management.

One passenger was on board.

The road is now likely to be closed for the next two hours.

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