PASSENGERS were evacuated from a bus after it caught fire at Harrow Bus Station.
The incident happened at just after 9.30pm on Tuesday in College Road, Harrow.
Passengers had already been evacuated from the bus when fire crews arrived and the driver also got out before the fire spread.
The fire was put out by firefighters from Harrow Fire Station within 10 minutes.
Watch manager Glen Nicolaides said: “There was a bit of smoke on the top deck but it started at the front behind where the driver was sitting. We believe it was mechanical failure, but this is being looked in to.”
No injuries were reported.
Mike Weston, operations director at London Buses, said: “At around 8.40pm yesterday evening (Tuesday), we received reports of a fire on board a Route 182 bus at Harrow Bus Station.
“The bus was in service at the time of the incident. The driver was able to quickly help passengers off the bus and no-one was injured.
“The bus station was closed while the emergency services dealt with the fire, and re-opened again at around 9.25pm. We will be appointing our own independent fire investigators to determine the cause of the fire.”
The Route 182 bus is operated on TfL’s behalf by Metroline.
The following bus routes were affected during the incident: 114, 140, 182, 183, 186, 223, 258, 340, 395, H9, H10, H11, H17, H18, H19.