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Bus fire on Black Isle triggers emergency response

By Alasdair Fraser

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Stagecoach confirmed no one was hurt.
Stagecoach confirmed no one was hurt.

A DOUBLE decker bus caught fire in Cromarty on Wednesday evening prompting a rapid response from the emergency services.

Three fire engines attended at around 7pm to extinguish flames after the Stagecoach driver evacuated the vehicle and raised the alarm.

There were no passengers on board and nobody was injured.

Police also attended to divert traffic from the scene on a wooded stretch of the A832 road, approaching the village’s Denny Road.

One eye witness said: “The bus was completely burned to a shell.”

A spokeswoman for Stagecoach Highlands said: “On Wednesday, January 15 at around 7pm, one of our drivers detected a problem with the bus when returning to Inverness.

“ The driver immediately stopped the vehicle and followed our company procedures to handle the incident.

“There were no passengers on board.”

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