Rush hour bus bursts into flames in Calderdale village

Images posted on social media show the scale of the blaze.
Images posted on social media show the scale of the blaze.

Fire crews have rushed to a residential area in Northowram this morning after a rush hour bus caught fire.

Dramatic photos shared on social media show the bus engulfed in 20-foot high flames with black smoke billowing from the vehicle.

A bus has caught fire in Northowram.

A bus has caught fire in Northowram.

It is understood that there were no injuries to passengers or the driver, who got off safely.

A spokesperson from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue confirmed the incident took place at around 8:45am on Stephen Close, just off Hough.

The spokesperson said: "We were called to a large vehicle on fire on Stephen Close at 8:43am.

"We have one pump present at the scene, with a crew from Halifax Fire Station."

The situation is ongoing. More when we have it.