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Coach on fire

A127, Basildon
01/07/2019 @ 08:44
Incident Number: 103461
In attendance: 2 x Basildon, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Leigh


Firefighters were called to a coach on fire on the A127 (Southend bound) between the Nevendon and Fairglen junctions.

Firefighters managed to quickly extinguish the fire by 9am. The Southend bound carriageway was temporarily closed so firefighters could safely deal with the fire.

All passengers were safely escorted to a local pub by Police in order to arrange their onward travel.

*Update* The cause of the fire was recorded as accidental, due to an mechanical fault.

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