School bus blaze in Sharjah brought under control

No injuries reported after fire on Wednesday afternoon

A fire broke out on a school bus in Sharjah on Wednesday afternoon.

Sharjah Civil Defence were alerted to the blaze in the Al Taawun area of the emirate at 2.52pm.

Officials said the fire was brought under control within 15 minutes and no injuries were reported.

Dramatic footage released by the civil defence showed the vehicle engulfed in flames, with thick plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.

It is understood the driver of the bus parked when he became aware of a problem.

He then ensured all pupils on board were safely taken off the bus before the fire spread.

Firefighters from Al Taawun Station were sent to the scene along with police and ambulance teams.

The cause of the fire was not disclosed.

Updated: February 23, 2022, 2:01 PM