THE A13 has reopened after a fire on a bus

A First bus caught alight after engine fluid leaked and was ignited.

One lane of the A13 London Bound has reopened following the incident, and traffic is coping with the closure.

The incident took place on A13 between the Five Bells Interchange and Corringham at 12.15pm today.

One fire crew attended from Basildon fire station and the fire was put out by 12.31pm.

The bus did not have any passengers.

Police were on the scene waiting for a recovery vehicle.