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Driver’s quick action averts possible bus fire

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THE QUICK RESPONSE of a Transport Board bus driver averted what could have been a dangerous situation Wednesday.

The bus was travelling along Bourne Village, St George, just after 11 a.m. when the driver noticed a spark coming from the engine. He quickly stopped the vehicle and used the fire extinguisher on the small flame.

Seven people were on board when the incident occurred, but there were no reported injuries.

Marketing and corporate communications manager at the Transport Board, Lynda Holder, said the driver’s brave actions were as a result of the increased training of staff.

She said the training “better equipped drivers to deal with certain issues”.

The bus was later towed away, as Holder said they did not want to drive it until investigations had been carried out to determine the cause of the spark.

It was the third fire risk incident in recent times for the Transport Board.

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