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Double decker bus catches fire on the A338 Spur Road

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A bus has caught fire on the A338 Spur Road

  • The road was previously closed northbound - traffic is now moving slowly in one lane
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  • Comments


    Jim_Springbourne 1:57pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    So where is the fire?? A338 northbound, or A31 Eastbound? Are we OK coming up the Spur road? Report is confusing to say the least......

    Score: 4
    PokesdownMark 2:05pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    Waze app suggests it is northbound side of spur rd. Half way between Blackwater and A31 roundabout. Likely to impact southbound too no doubt.

    Score: 0
    PokesdownMark 2:08pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    PokesdownMark wrote…


    Waze app suggests it is northbound side of spur rd. Half way between Blackwater and A31 roundabout. Likely to impact southbound too no doubt.

    of course, thats only where a Waze user reported - so may be just the location of the back of a long queue :-(

    Score: 0
    The-Bleeding-Obvious 2:09pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    Not another one of those electronic fags burst into flames is it?

    Score: -1
    Sir Beachy Head 2:11pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    Who cares where it is. Most of you never leave your house anyway.

    Score: 6
    joehope 2:19pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    Adam Hall watch out, using a phone camera whilst driving is illegal, irresponsible and dangerous!
    Bournemouth Echo you should know better than to publish this video and thereby encourage others..

    Score: 21
    Villz 2:24pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    Are these buses properly serviced and normally safe??

    Score: -14
    TinyLegacy 3:02pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    Villz wrote…


    Are these buses properly serviced and normally safe??

    Yes, but apparently their crystal ball for predicting failure of parts broke down last week.

    Score: 17
    George Bowling 3:09pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    It was incredibly fortunate that there appears to have only been five passengers on the bus. Had it been full, I dread to think of the consequences.

    Score: -1
    speedy231278 3:17pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    Why is the Echo publishing pictures clearly taken by people driving cars and using their phone, which is illegal?

    Score: 9
    PokesdownMark 3:49pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    Is the rumour true? The bus dropped below 50mph due to a speed camera and boom.

    Score: 3
    muscliffman 4:05pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    Villz wrote…


    Are these buses properly serviced and normally safe??

    I am pleased to hear from a highly qualified specialist bus engineer who has obviously already inspected the vehicle inside and out and already knows all the answers! In fact let's all start a hysterical Echo campaign to ban all buses for fear of spontaneous combustion and why not blame this particular fire on man made global warming whilst we are at it.

    For goodness sake....

    (And Echo people, are you not promoting illegal activity posting video footage taken by people driving their cars?).

    Score: 6
    Chris the plumber 4:24pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    muscliffman wrote…


    Villz wrote…


    Are these buses properly serviced and normally safe??
    I am pleased to hear from a highly qualified specialist bus engineer who has obviously already inspected the vehicle inside and out and already knows all the answers! In fact let's all start a hysterical Echo campaign to ban all buses for fear of spontaneous combustion and why not blame this particular fire on man made global warming whilst we are at it.

    For goodness sake....

    (And Echo people, are you not promoting illegal activity posting video footage taken by people driving their cars?).

    It is only illegal to take video footage if you do it on a mobile phone whilst
    holding it, if it is in cradle or a holder of some sort it is quite legal. even if the driver was holding a video camera the crown would have to show that holding the camera would adversely effect the drivers control. Which they may well b able to prove

    Score: -3
    Lord Spring 5:20pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    If it was the X3 and on a Tuesday it would be packed with us old cadgers having a day out in Salisbury, it would have then taken 15 mins for all to get off the bus.

    Score: 2
    crystaluser 6:34pm Wed 19 Feb 14

    The bus driver on X3 from Salisbury told me it was one of the brand new buses!

    Score: 0
    JackJohnson 4:01pm Fri 21 Feb 14

    Chris the plumber wrote…


    muscliffman wrote…


    Villz wrote…


    Are these buses properly serviced and normally safe??
    I am pleased to hear from a highly qualified specialist bus engineer who has obviously already inspected the vehicle inside and out and already knows all the answers! In fact let's all start a hysterical Echo campaign to ban all buses for fear of spontaneous combustion and why not blame this particular fire on man made global warming whilst we are at it.

    For goodness sake....

    (And Echo people, are you not promoting illegal activity posting video footage taken by people driving their cars?).
    It is only illegal to take video footage if you do it on a mobile phone whilst
    holding it, if it is in cradle or a holder of some sort it is quite legal. even if the driver was holding a video camera the crown would have to show that holding the camera would adversely effect the drivers control. Which they may well b able to prove

    As the camera is moving relevant to the vehicle it is clear it is not in a fixed holder. Furthermore, from the position of the camera inside the vehicle it is clear that it was being operated by the driver (unless it is a left hand drive vehicle). The driver, therefore, is an a*rse and will, hopefully, be prosecuted.

    Score: 0

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