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Stagecoach bus bursts into flames causing road delays

The incident happened on Wellington Road in Aberdeen on Wednesday afternoon.

By STV News

Published 21 Sep 2016.

Motorists in Aberdeen faced long tailbacks after a bus burst into flames on a busy city road.

The incident involving a Stagecoach bus happened on Wellington Road shortly after noon on Wednesday.

The both carriageways were closed for more than 30 minutes following the fire, causing delays for half a mile.

The driver of the bus was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to be examined but was not injured.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were alerted to the fire at about 12.30pm and sent three appliances.

"I'm not aware of any injuries at the moment."