Bus fire forces closure of busy Leeds road

ONE of the main roads out of Leeds was shut this morning (August 24) after a bus caught fire.

By Sam Casey
Friday, 24th August 2012, 9:02 am

The A61 Scott Hall Road northbound was closed after the incident involving a First bus near the junction of Wensley Drive, Chapel Allerton.

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The driver, who was the only person on the bus at the time, pulled over after seeing flames coming from the rear engine compartment at about 5.45am.

Firefighters from Moortown were called to deal with the incident, but the bus had suffered significant damage by the time the fire was out.

Police shut the road for about 45 minutes.