Eleven buses alight in Orpington bus depot fire


Bus depot fire

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It took about 60 firefighters nearly three hours to get the blaze under control

A huge blaze at a depot in south-east London has destroyed seven buses and badly damaged four others.

Firefighters were called out at about 03:30 GMT to the site in Farnborough Hill, Orpington.

People living nearby said they were woken by “explosions”. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it had received around 40 calls about the blaze, which it described as “very visible”.

It took about 60 firefighters nearly three hours to get under control.

About 30 other vehicles stored at the garage were moved to prevent the flames spreading further.

Fire crews will remain in the area “for some time damping down the affected vehicles”, LFB said.

The brigade has warned people to avoid the area due to the number of fire engines in attendance.

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