Bus catches fire in Auckland’s Blockhouse Bay

By 1news.co.nz and is republished with permission.

A bus stop has been forced to close after a bus caught on fire in Auckland this evening.

Stop E Blockhouse Bay is temporarily closed while emergency services attend the scene.

The affected bus routes include 24B, 25B, and 68.

A photo posted to social media shows flames and thick smoke coming from the rear of the bus.

Witness Asher Bright, who was catching the 24B from the University of Auckland, told 1News he was getting off the bus when he saw smoke at the back.

“Honestly, it just caught me by surprise,” he said.

“My first thought was to flee – I guess I’ve been watching too many action movies – for me to run out as quick as possible.

“At least I can tick getting off a flaming vehicle unharmed off my bucket list.”

– Additional reporting by James Ball

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