Edinburgh Bypass forced to close after bus went up in flames

Emergency services were called to the scene on Tuesday morning after a bus went on fire.

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A city bypass had to be locked down after a double-decker bus burst into flames on Tuesday morning.

The Edinburgh A720 heading westbound was closed by police as fire crews tackled the inferno near the Millerhill junction at around 10.30am.

Dramatic footage from the scene showed smoke pouring from the Lothian bus while being engulfed in flames.

The fire was quickly extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and nobody was injured as a result.

Police have confirmed that the road reopened at 12.15pm.

A police spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a bus on fire on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass near the Millerhill junction around 10.30am on Tuesday, January 18.

“There are no reported injuries and the road was fully cleared around 12.15pm.”