Fire at bus depot leaves major Dutch city, Utrechet, without transport

U-OV Bus – Image Hans Engbers /

An early morning fire in a bus depot has left the city of Utrecht, Holland, without transport this morning.

According to the Telgraaf on Friday, January 13 a fire at the bus parking centre Westraven has seen as many as 15 buses destroyed.

To make matters worse the fire and the resulting damage has meant none of the buses unaffected by the fire have been able to leave the facility.

Carrier U-OV and the Utrecht Safety Region have said it is difficult to assess the number of buses that have been destroyed as many are completely burned out. A spokesperson for U-OV said, “It’s havoc.”

Although the fire, which is thought to have started around 4:50 am, was put out by 7:30 am the level of devastation has made it difficult to assess the damage.

Emergency services are said to still be on the scene and confirm that no one appears to have been injured in the blaze.

A police spokesperson has confirmed that an investigation into the cause of the fire in the bus shed will be undertaken.

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