Transperth bus burnt out
A Transperth bus caught fire and burnt out in Yokine Tuesday afternoon.
The bus, a Route 19 from Yokine to Perth, was stationary in Raymond Street at the time the fire started, around 2.30pm. There were no passengers on board, and no one was hurt.
The fire is believed to have started in the engine bay and quickly spread. The driver attempted to put it out with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful.
Police and the fire brigade attended. The fire was out by 3pm.
The vehicle was an OC500 CNG (compressed natural gas) bus, commissioned in 2003.
Several loud bangs were heard while the bus was burning – these are thought to have been the tyres exploding. It is virtually impossible for the gas cylinder to explode as it is fitted with thermal-release and pressure-release valves.
Transperth will be conducting a full investigation.
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