Huge fire destroys 37 buses in depot after towering flames were spotted TEN miles away

The charred wreckage of 37 buses at the Western Greyhound depot in Newquay, Cornwall (SWNS)

A devastating fire has destroyed 37 buses - a third of a transport firm's fleet.

These pictures show the ghostly wreckage after a huge inferno erupted near the A30 in Newquay, Cornwall.

Firefighters from nine different stations rushed out to attend the towering blaze after its flames were seen ten miles away.


Luckily no one was hurt in the fire which erupted at 1am on Monday. The cause of the blaze is a mystery.

The fire is expected to lead to "significant disruption" to bus services for days - including school services.

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Mark Howarth, managing director of Western Greyhound, said the family-run firm lost 37 of its 100 buses.

He said: "A lot of hard work has gone into Western Greyhound and it's awful to see it going up in smoke.




"I could just see flames leaping in the air and when I arrived all the buses at the bottom of the yard were completely ablaze.

"The services will be significantly disrupted but we will run as much of them as we can."


A spokesman from the Devon and Cornwall Police said: "A large number of buses have been destroyed by fire which will impact on the bus service provided in mid-Cornwall.

"The cause of the fire has not yet been established".

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