A QBuzz bus caught fire on the Vondellaan in Groningen on Tuesday morning, and all passengers were able to safely evacuate the vehicle.
Translation by Traci White
UPDATE: 11:36 a.m., Tuesday, 11 June
According to Sikkom, there were 50 passengers on board the bus when it caught fire.
Original story follows below:
Twitter user @brendakuiper posted a dramatic photo from the scene in De Wijert neighbourhood in the south of the city, which showed that the back of the QBuzz bus was engulfed in flames.
— Brenda Kuiper (@brendakuiper) June 11, 2019
Just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the Groningen fire department tweeted that they had used foam to bring the blaze on the diesel bus under control.
Op de Vondellaan in de stad Groningen heeft vanochtend een lijnbus van @QbuzzGD vlam gevat. Het betrof een “dieselbus”. Alle passagiers hebben de bus gelukkig veilig kunnen verlaten.
Wij hebben de brand, die snel onder controle was, met schuim geblust.
— Brandweer Groningen (@BRWGroningen) June 11, 2019
Correction: a pervious version of this article stated that the Vondellaan is in the Helpman neighbourhood. It is in De Wijert. This has been corrected.
Photo source: @brendakuiper