13 April 2008

Bus fire

They're mercifully rare in the UK, however bus fires can and do take place without regard for their location. Here in the LEYTR area, a lay-by on the A1 near Great Casterton was the scene of the final moments Volvo B10M/Jonckheere S460 BCE, as a freak electrical fire saw the vehicle burn itself out during August 2005.

What with the advent of mobile phones and these now coming with cameras as standard - cameras baring 5 million pixel resolutions and video mode - more and more is captured for posterity (whoever he is!) and one such example is below, thanks to YouTube which shows the final moments of an Arriva Volvo B6 (incorrectly named as a B10).