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A quick-thinking driver led students to safety after his double decker bus caught fire today.

The fire broke out at Bar Hill near Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said that the bus was travelling to Swavesey Village College.


“Thanks to the fast actions of the driver, the bus was evacuated quickly and safely,” said a fire service spokesperson.

“The young people on board have been taken to school.”

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“At 8.34am on Wednesday (21) a crew from Cambridge along with the south roaming fire engine was called to a fire on Pheasant Rise in Bar Hill. 

Bus fire at Barr Hill; students led to safety by driver. PHOTO: Cambs fire and rescue

“Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire involving a double decker bus. Wearing breathing apparatus, they extinguished the fire using hose reels and jets. They returned to their station by 11am. 

“The bus was safely evacuated when the crews arrived.

“The cause of the fire was accidental.”


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