FOUR patients had to be assessed after a double decker bus caught fire.

Fire crews tackled a bus, that was completely alight, on the A13 slip road at the Five Bells Interchange yesterday.

The ambulance service has now confirmed four patients were assessed at the scene, however no one need to go to hospital.

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The cause of the fire has also been recorded as accidental.

A spokesman for Essex and Rescue Fire Service said: “We were called to reports of a vehicle fire on the A13 yesterday (Tuesday 11 May) at 7.07pm.

“Crews from Grays and Basildon attended and found a double decker bus completely alight. They extinguished the fire by 8.14pm.

“The cause has been recorded as accidental.”

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A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service added: “We sent an ambulance, rapid response vehicle and ambulance officer to this incident.

“Four patients were assessed at the scene, but no one required transporting to hospital.”

The slip road still remains closed more than 12 hours after the fire started.