Surrey

Probe into Gatwick Airport National Express coach fire

An investigation is under way into a coach fire in Surrey which closed a road and saw 15 people led to safety.

The National Express coach caught fire on the A217 Brighton Road, Banstead, at about 14:40 GMT on Tuesday.

Fire crews, including two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, spent about an hour extinguishing the blaze.

National Express said the passengers, who were travelling between Gatwick Airport and London, were transferred to another service, and no-one was hurt.

A National Express spokeswoman added: "An incident occurred yesterday afternoon involving an A3 Gatwick Airport service.

"The exact circumstances surrounding the cause of the incident are currently unknown but we will be investigating."

Surrey Police and the ambulance service also attended the incident near Reigate.

Brighton Road was closed while firefighters tackled the blaze and fully reopened just after 16:00 GMT, police said.

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