Liverpool bus fire treated as suspected arson

A bus fire on Lime Street in Liverpool is being treated as suspected arson.

A Stagecoach bus caught fire on the evening of 25 August in the city centre. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service had three fire engines on the scene at 6.33pm. Firefighters left the scene at 8.15pm, with the flames extinguished.

On arrival, crews were met with a double-decker bus well alight. One team of two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus (BA) were committed under rapid deployment with two hose reel jets to prevent escalation. Four firefighters tackled the blaze.

Fire Service personnel gained access to the lower deck of the bus to conduct a thorough search.

Fuel and battery supply to the vehicle was isolated and it has been confirmed that all persons were evacuated safely before the Fire Service attended the scene.

Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service launched an investigation into the fire. Merseyside Police told B&CB that the incident is still being treated as suspected arson. No arrests have been made so far, but enquiries are ongoing.

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