State Highway 1 temporarily closed after bus catches fire

A bus fire closed State Highway 1 south of Waiouru.
BEN CLIFFORD

A bus fire closed State Highway 1 south of Waiouru.

A bus fire temporarily closed State Highway 1 in both directions south of Waiouru. 

Police received reports of a stationary bus on fire about 4pm, at the junction of Deacons Road and State Highway One, on Wednesday. 

The road was reopened in both directions at 5.30pm.

Police and fire officers are at the scene and were expected to be there for some time.

There are no reports of injuries. 

The road will be closed again for a short time once a tow truck arrives to clear the bus.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage. 

 

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