Location: Lime Street, Liverpool City Centre
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended an incident on Lime Street, Liverpool City Centre on the evening of Friday 25th August.
Crews were alerted at 18.28 and three fire engines were on scene at 18.33.
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.
The decision was then made to commit a further team of two firefighters in BA, utilising one hose reel jet and 1 main jet, taking the total number of firefighters tackling the blaze to four.
Fire Service personnel gained access to the ground floor of the bus to conduct a thorough search.
A Stagecoach representative is in attendance, while the fuel and battery supply to the vehicle has been isolated and it has been confirmed that all persons have been evacuated safely prior to Fire Service attendance.
Merseyside Police are also in attendance managing the outer cordons and road closures are in place.
Multi agency meetings have taken place and the fire has now been extinguished. Crews left the scene at 20.15.
A joint investigation between Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police. Road closures are currently in place on the junction of Adelphi and Hanover Street and Charlotte Street. Motorists are advised to avoid area whilst we investigate this incident.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information can contact us by DM via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with log 836 of Friday 25 August. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.