Photos: Bus Fire In Warwick, No Injuries Reported

March 7, 2017

[Updating] A bus fire is causing traffic diversions on Middle Road in Warwick this morning, with the police confirming that there were no injuries reported.

A police spokesperson said, “Traffic diversions are currently in effect on Middle Road, Warwick near junction with St. Mary’s Road due to a bus on fire. Apparently there are no reported injuries. Police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service are on scene.”

Update 9.10am: The screenshots below were extracted from videos currently circulating, with one video also posted, as well as photos of firefighters on scene.

Update 10.06am: The BFRS said, “At approximately 7:39am on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a bus on fire on Middle Road in Warwick near the Warwick Post Office.”

Fire Service spokesperson Staff Officer Delton White stated, “The bus was reported to have visible smoke and flames emitting.”

“The Fire Service responded with two vehicles staffed with 9 personnel to find the bus fully involved with fire. Four Fire Service personnel dressed in full protective gear then attempted to extinguish the fire using a combination of water and foam due to the intensity and aggressiveness of the fire.

“Due to the location of the fire on the underside of the back half of the bus and in the engine compartment it was difficult to reach the fire for extinguishment. Fire Service personnel then used special Holmatro extrication equipment to cut into the bus to make space and a clear path to the seat of the fire so it could be extinguished.”

“The bus sustained extensive fire, heat and smoke damage throughout. Although the bus was transporting passengers at the time, there have been no reported injuries as all passengers were reported to have exited the bus safely.

“The fire is currently under investigation.”

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Update 12.55pm: The bus was just towed away, and they are now cleaning up the road, and traffic diversions remain in place.

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Update 1.37pm:
The road is now open to traffic, as seen below, and the Government released a statement, which can be read here.

Road is open Bermuda March 7 2017

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  1. Thank God no one was hurt.

  2. Say Whaat? says:

    So how did this happen?

  3. Time Shall Tell says:

    Hmm that gives me a warm fuzzy feeling of confidence for my next bus ride….
    At least no one was hurt. As usual our guys from the fire department was ready for the challenge, good job.

  4. Good guy says:

    Why does the Private Schools get a Free Government Bus that the tax payers pay for

    • Ynh says:

      Maybe because they pay taxes too?

    • Raw Onion says:

      Because the Private School parents pay taxes too, just like everybody else.

    • serengeti says:

      Why does anyone get a free government bus?

  5. Albie says:

    Why does the sign on the front of the bus indicate that it was headed to the GARAGE and yet it was apparently carrying passengers?

  6. Whatever says:

    SMH. We have money for Americas Cup but can’t find money to regularly service the bus fleet. Buses are in dire need of a good cleaning as well. Dirty,Dirty Dirty, inside and out. It won’t be until someone gets injured before this government notices the crumpling bus fleet. Put money towards your people not a billionaire sailing race.

    • wahoo says:

      Are you saying that the guys at the garage are not doing a good job? What do you think they do all day?

  7. Triangle Drifter says:

    Might be able to salvage engine parts but the rest is, shall we say, TOAST.

  8. bdaboy says:

    “We have money for Americas Cup but can’t find money to regularly service the bus fleet. ”

    yeah, too bad the plp bankrupted the island, otherwise we’d have a well maintained bus fleet.

    “Put money towards your people not a billionaire sailing race.”

    Educate yourself on basic economics, then maybe you won’t make so many stupid comments, revealing your lack of knowledge.

  9. Terry says:

    They say a picture speaks a thousand words.

    Look at the initial footage (which we are lucky to have).

    Leaky brake/fuel line; extreme heat from wheel well and ………………….

    Could have been worse.
    Blessed are the children…

  10. Hey says:

    All the money going to America”s Cup and nothing left for buses and schools. Smh