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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Lucky escape for bus driver after vehicle goes up in flames while he was in Supermacs

Bus on fire outside of Supermac's near Westport. Photo: Frank Dolan.
Bus on fire outside of Supermac's near Westport. Photo: Frank Dolan.
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A bus driver who pulled in at a Supermacs store in Co Mayo had a lucky escape after the vehicle went up in flames while he was in the shop.

The unidentified driver pulled in at Supermacs on the Castlebar Road in Westport, just about a mile out from the town.

It's understood the driver got out of the bus to enter the shop and returned to the bus on fire.

The incident happened at around 4pm today.

Bus on fire outside of Supermac's near Westport. Photo: Frank Dolan.
Bus on fire outside of Supermac's near Westport. Photo: Frank Dolan.

There were no passengers on board at the time of the fire.

A garda spokesman said the fire is being treated as accidental and the vehicle has now been removed.

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