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Post  Paladin on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:23 pm

Town centre street sealed off as coach catches fire

The bus on fire. Picture by Chron reader Richard Jones

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Published Date:
29 April 2010
By Daniel Owens
A town centre street was sealed off tonight after a National Express coach caught fire in Northampton.
Huge flames and a blanket of smoke poured out of the back of the coach at about 5.45pm before firefighters were called to the scene to extinguish the blaze.

Fire crews were forced to work quickly to prevent the flames spreading to nearby buildings. No passengers are understood to have been on the bus at the time of the fire, which started in the seating area of the coach.

The cause is under investigation. Nobody is believed to have been injured in the fire.

Crews from Mereway, Moulton and Earls Barton were called to the scene.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called following reports of a National Express coach being on fire. Bridge Street has been closed due to fire safety reasons."

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Post  Bristol LH on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:26 pm

Sounds to me like somebody was smoking on board and dumped their tab end on the floor, which ignited some rubbish...

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Post  Paladin on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:31 pm

Bristol LH wrote:Sounds to me like somebody was smoking on board and dumped their tab end on the floor, which ignited some rubbish...


Apparently no-one was on board. Probably dodgy electrics.
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Post  Bristol LH on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:42 pm

It could have been running light after a trip..

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Post  Daisy Dart on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:48 pm

Might have dropped a fag on the seat. Cig butts can smoulder for a long time before they catch things alight. That's how a lot of people have had their houses burn down, smoking ciggies on the couch, carless how they put it out, fag but rolls down back of couch. Person goes to bed, cig butt smoulders and sets couch on fire!
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Post  Paladin on Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:39 pm

Daisy Dart wrote:Might have dropped a fag on the seat. Cig butts can smoulder for a long time before they catch things alight. That's how a lot of people have had their houses burn down, smoking ciggies on the couch, carless how they put it out, fag but rolls down back of couch. Person goes to bed, cig butt smoulders and sets couch on fire!

Fair point, didn't think of it that way. Smile
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Post  City Sprinter on Sat May 01, 2010 2:55 pm

The topic title has made me go and make some toasted cheese
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Post  Bristol LH on Sat May 01, 2010 2:58 pm

The Welsh national dish..Cheese on toast!

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Post  City Sprinter on Sat May 01, 2010 3:01 pm

Bristol LH wrote:The Welsh national dish..Cheese on toast!
I thought it was potato and leek soup
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Post  Bristol LH on Sat May 01, 2010 3:02 pm

Welsh Rarebit..Posh cheese on toast

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