Watch: Firefighters tackle Aberdeen bus blaze

Emergency crews were called to a bus fire in Aberdeen this morning.

Firefighters were in attendance at the vehicle blaze on the A96 near Aberdeen International Airport, at the new roundabout.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the incident at 11.18am.

The bus fire in Aberdeen

A spokesman said: “We are in attendance to reports of a bus on fire on the A96 north of Aberdeen near the new roundabout.”

Two appliances were sent to the scene from North Anderson Drive.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said officers were attending to assist with traffic management.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman confirmed the stop message came back at 11.48am, and that nine passengers were waiting for another bus.

She added two breathing apparatus and two hose-reels were used to battle the blaze.

A spokeswoman for Stagecoach North Scotland said: “One of our buses operating on the A96 near Craibstone caught fire shortly before 12pm.

“The driver immediately pulled over and ensured the passengers exited the bus safely. No one was injured.

“The fire service were also called and attended the scene. Safety is our absolute priority. We will carry out a thorough investigation into the cause of this incident.”

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