Bratislava public transport bus caught flames, driver saved the day

Bratislava firefighters were despatched to the Apollo Bridge to put out a fire that erupted in the engine of the city’s public transport bus on December 16. The Operations Centre of the Bratislava Fire and Emergency Corps Directorate informed the TASR newswire that nine firefighters with two fire engines were called to action. The fire erupted in the rear section of Ikarus bus, Bratislava Public Transport spokesperson Adriana Volfová said.

Bratislava firefighters were despatched to the Apollo Bridge to put out a fire that erupted in the engine of the city’s public transport bus on December 16.

The Operations Centre of the Bratislava Fire and Emergency Corps Directorate informed the TASR newswire that nine firefighters with two fire engines were called to action. The fire erupted in the rear section of Ikarus bus, Bratislava Public Transport spokesperson Adriana Volfová said.

“The driver had the presence of mind to ensure safe evacuation of passengers and then localised the fire,” she announced, adding that he managed to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher before the arrival of the firefighters. No injures were reported.

“The firefighters only had to help the driver of the bus who felt sick – most likely after breathing in the smoke,” Health Emergency Service Operations Centre spokesman Boris Chmel said, adding that the driver was not completely overcome by the fumes.

Other bus links operated without delays across the bridge.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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