Bus fires

Paris suspends electric bus fleet after fires
Dozens of electric buses will be taken off the streets of Paris temporarily “as a precaution” after two of the vehicles caught fire within a month, in a possible setback for the French capital’s green transport ambitions.

Following a second blaze on Friday morning, in which no one was hurt, “RATP has taken the decision to suspend use of 149 electric buses” of manufacturer Bollore’s Bluebus 5SE model, the state-owned public transport operator said.


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Paris suspends electric bus fleet after fires

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Video footage posted on line shows flames and thick black smoke billowing skywards from the garage in the High Street, as by-standers watch on in horror. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said six fire engines had been sent to the scene. The fire brigade urged the public to avoid the area and said the emergency could last for a “long time”.