Seven buses have been destroyed following a collection of “big explosions” after a fireplace broke out at a London bus depot.

Greater than 60 firefighters have been known as to the blaze at a storage in Orpington, on the southeast fringe of the capital, simply after 3.30am on Thursday morning.

On the peak of the blaze, eleven buses have been alright and London Hearth Brigade (LFB) obtained greater than 40 calls from members of the general public as smoke was seen rising into the sky. 

Locals reported listening to a number of loud bangs within the early hours of the morning as automobiles have been engulfed by the flames. 

“Woken up by 10 big explosions and what appears to be like like an enormous fireplace close to Sevenoaks Highway in Orpington,” one wrote on Twitter.

LFB stated its crews had labored on arrival to cease the hearth spreading to extra buses and round 30 automobiles had been moved out of hurt’s manner.

Seven buses have been fully destroyed within the blaze and an additional 4 have been badly broken, the brigade stated.

The fireplace was introduced below management by round 6.30am. Crews will stay on the scene to damp down affected automobiles.

The reason for the incident is at present unknown.

A Transport for London (TfL) spokesperson, stated: “We’re aiding the emergency companies and the bus operator Go-Forward with an investigation into a fireplace at Orpington Bus Storage. Bus companies within the space are impacted on routes 358, 684 and R8.”

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