PETALING JAYA: Eight passengers were onboard a bus when it caught fire along Jalan Tandang here.
No one was injured during the blaze yesterday morning.
“We received information that eight people were in the bus when one of the passengers saw the flames,” said Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director Ahmad Mukhlis Mukhtar.
“The bus driver immediately pulled over to the side of the road before the fire engulfed the entire bus,” he said when contacted.
He added that the department received a distress call at 11.17am and dispatched a fire engine with four personnel to the scene.
Meanwhile, Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd confirmed that one of its buses plying the T640 route (LRT Taman Jaya-Taman Sri Sentosa) caught fire near the Jalan Penchala bus stop.
“The Fire and Rescue Department was alerted and the fire was completely put out by noon.
“There were eight passengers and the bus captain onboard when the incident occurred but they escaped unharmed,” it said in a statement yesterday.
It added that the passengers used alternative transportation to get to their destinations.
“No public property was damaged during the incident and the cause of the fire is under investigation,” it said.