Early morning fire at Paignton bus station destroys 2 buses

Bus fire
(Last Updated On: June 15, 2014)

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Fire crews were called to Paignton bus station in the early hours of this morning to reports of a fire.

2 fire engines from Paignton were mobilised to the incident in Victoria Street.

On arrival, crews found 2 double decker buses well alight.

Crews extinguished the fire using 4 breathing apparatus wearers, 2 hose reel jets, 1 compressed air foam jet, a short extension ladder and small tools.

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The buses were parked next to each other at the bus station.

Both buses were severely damaged by fire and the cause of the fire was deliberate.

The area has been taped off by the police.

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Police are investigating.

It is the the second time Paignton bus station has been targetted.

In July 2012, Two double-decker buses and one single-decker bus were destroyed in a blaze.

Thanks to Jayde Anderson Walker, Ben Cornforth and Ricky Jennings for contributing to this article.

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