Fire crews tackle bus blaze on busy Derbyshire road

Commuters faced delays this morning after a bus caught fire on one of the county’s busiest roads.

Wednesday, 15th September 2021, 10:38 am

Firefighters from Chesterfield and Bakewell Fire Stations were called to the bus blaze on Bottom Row, Wadshelf, at 7.17am today (September 15).

Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets and made the scene safe before handing it over to Derbyshire police for vehicle recovery.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said highways officers were also in attendance due to a small diesel spill.

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Firefighters were called to the bus blaze on Bottom Row, Wadshelf, at 7.17am this morning

No further details on the cause of the fire have been revealed.

At around 8.25am this morning, the Derbyshire Police Contact Centre said the A619 was closed due to a ‘police incident’ and urged motorists to “avoid travelling that way if you can, diversions have been put in place.”

However, in an update shortly after 9am, the contact centre said the road has now reopened.

Police closed the A619 at Wadshelf this morning due to a bus fire