The bus burst into flames. Photo: Facebook/Hayley Brown
The bus burst into flames. Photo: Facebook/Hayley Brown

Driver escapes after bus catches fire on major highway

A BUS has caught fire on the Warrego Hwy causing afternoon traffic congested.

QPS media reported the fire began at about 2pm near Rustys at Hattonvale.

"No passengers were on board and no one was injured but the bus is extensively damaged," a QPS spokesperson said.

A bus caught fire on the Warrego Hwy. Source: Facebook/Brenden Heck
A bus caught fire on the Warrego Hwy. Source: Facebook/Brenden Heck

"Only the driver was on board.

"Traffic is congested but the bus is off to the side of the road."

Four fire crews arrived on scene to find the bus ablaze creating large smoke clouds.

The crews used high pressure hoses to extinguish the fire, which was out by 3pm.

Paramedics also attended but were not required.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The bus after the fire was put out. Photo: Elisha Schulz.
The bus after the fire was put out. Photo: Elisha Schulz.

Youngsters shine in political spotlight

Youngsters shine in political spotlight

Pupils participated in the 2018 Emerald Youth Parliament last week.

Maternity unit safe

Maternity unit safe

Promising future for Emerald maternity services

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Heart of event hasn't changed.

Local Partners