Telegraph Hill bus fire

Thanks to Ian and Ben, who sent us these photo of a bus and car fire on Telegraph Hill at the top of Pepys Road, which occured at approximately 8.30am today. The fire is now put out and you can see photos of the wreckage on Transpontine's blog and the best photos of all on Demotix.

Ben has also provided us with video of the fire:
And here is a shot we got of the bus being towed away:

The Daily Mail has a report of what happened, quoting one passenger, saying: 'People were saying the driver saw a spark. He got everybody off the bus and within minutes it was ablaze.'

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Political action by the mung bean elite? I can imagine a coded message being left in a handwritten artisan card!

Claire said...

Thank you once again for informative photos. I tweeted a little while ago asking if something had crashed, having heard a bang so loud it made my house shake. I'm right on the end of Drakefell, next to Pepys Road. I am assuming it was the explosion that caused my windows to rattle. Do hope no one is hurt.

Tressilliana said...

Transpontine says he understands no one is hurt. Astonishing photos of the burnt out bus on his blog:

http://transpont.blogspot.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that video. The woman makes a better door than she does a window.

Herbert Morrison said...

Oh, the burnt 343!

Anonymous said...

Did the fire actually leap across the road and set the car on fire? Or did they start of closer and then one of them pulled out of the way?

Cake Competition said...

Thanks goodness nobody was hurt. This was no publicity stunt for Fiddler on the Roof, taking place today and tomorrow as part of the incredible Telegraph Hill Festival. Performances at 4.30 and 6.30pm. Buy your tickets early to avoid disappoinment. A must see show.

Benjamin said...

I understand that the heat from the fire caused a tyre to explode on a car on the opposite side of the road, setting it on fire.

TM said...

I thought it was just the Bendy Buses which burnt.

Try saying that after a few pints ;0)

Good news that no one was hurt.

Anonymous said...

No. The bendy buses burnt badly but the Boris buses barely burn.

labby said...

Thank God sunshine is ok

Mb said...

Think you-know-who exploded in self righteous indignation?

Anonymous said...

The Daily Mail has the scoop... the picture of the bus is rather scary

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116350/Dramatic-moment-bus-engulfed-flames-tyre-explodes-setting-car-fire.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Anonymous said...

Some more

BBC - New Cross bus fire - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17415355

This is Local London -
A bus and a car were on fire in Kitto Road in New Cross at the junction with Pepys Road - http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/9597563.Firefighters_attend_bus_fire_in_New_Cross/r/?ref=rss

Jo Griffith said...

Was trying to find out about the 484 that caught on fire at the Turnham Road bus stop, and came across this which occurred a year and 3 days before, obviously not far from the Turnham Road bus stop. How peculiar?!?

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