Children evacuated from school bus after it erupts in flames in Hackney street

Children were evacuated from a school bus before it was engulfed in flames in a residential street in Hackney on Friday morning. The service had been transporting

youngsters to school at about 8.15am when the fire broke out, leaving six other vehicles damaged. Nobody was injured in the incident. Footage of the inferno in Wilton

Way showed the 30-seater bus ablaze in the middle of the road beside parked cars, with large amounts of black smoke issueing into the air. Hackney Council said on Twitter:

“All the children were evacuated with no injuries & a replacement bus was organised to deliver them to school.” It added that the cause of the incident “is yet to be

determined”, while thanking the police and fire service for their quick response. London Fire Brigade said “a small part of several surrounding properties” were damaged,

along with six other vehicles. The brigade was called to the scene around 8.15am and the blaze was under control by 9.20am. It received 42 calls from members of the

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