Dramatic pictures as coach catches fire in St Albans

The coach on fire at the St Stephen's Hill roundabout.
Picture: Jim Harper

The coach on fire at the St Stephen's Hill roundabout. Picture: Jim Harper - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were on the scene when a coach caught fire in St Albans.

Eyewitness Jim Harper was driving when he saw the coach on fire in Griffiths Way, at the St Stephen’s Hill roundabout, at about 2.45pm on Tuesday, May 16.

He said: “The coach was parked and well alight when I got there.

“I was driving and as I came down through Cottonmill I saw smoke and thought somebody had a bonfire.

“The police closed St Stephen’s Hill and closed Holywell Hill and everyone was trying to get around the back streets.”


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No passengers were on board when the coach caught fire, and the driver was accounted for.

The fire service was called at 2.50pm and put out the fire using two hose reels. The fire was out by 3.30pm.

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Police closed Griffiths Way, which has now been re-opened.

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