FIRE crews in north Dorset have tackled a blaze on board a bus at a secondary school.

Crews from Sturminster Newton and Shaftesbury attended Sturminster Newton high school where a double decker bus was on fire.

The blaze was extinguished using two hose reel jets.

Everybody on board had been able to disembark safely before crews arrived and there were no reports of injuries.

A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue said: "We were called at 8.30am to Sturminster Newton high School for a double decker bus on fire.

"Everybody on board was out safely before we got there.

"They saw smoke rising from the back of the bus.

"Four breathing apparatus wearers used two hose reel jets to extinguish and we left by 9.10am."