Potters Bar: Buses on fire at town centre transport depoton May 22, 2022 at 3:00 pm

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Eyewitness Shaun Cunningham says he heard an “unbelievable noise that sounded like a jet”.

Buses on fire at a Potters Bar bus garage

Image source, Shaun Cunningham

Four buses have caught fire at a town centre transport depot.

Heavy smoke drifted across Potters Bar after Hertfordshire crews were called to the scene on the High Street at 14:36 BST.

Eyewitness Shaun Cunningham said he heard an “unbelievable noise that sounded like a jet” and he saw a bus had “exploded into a ball of flames”.

The fire service said it received “numerous calls” and was working with police to evacuate the area.

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A spokesman for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue said nobody was thought to have been injured.

The service, which has taken more than 70 calls about the blaze, has asked people to avoid the area and keep windows closed.

Buses on fire at a Potters Bar bus garage

Image source, Paul Kirby/BBC

Mr Cunningham, who lives nearby, said: “I just heard an unbelievable noise that sounded like a jet and when I looked out my window, one of the buses exploded in a ball of flames.”

People reported on Twitter that the smoke could be seen in St Albans, about 11 miles (18km) away.

Smoke in the air from a fire in Potters Bar

Image source, Paul Kirby/BBC

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