Glasgow man taken to hospital after bus fire on Renfield Street

A 54-year-old man has been taken to hospital after a bus fire on a street in Glasgow.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received a report of a bus on fire on Renfield Street, Glasgow, at around 12.15pm on Saturday.

Thick black smoke could be seen billowing out of the vehicle as flames engulfed the double decker bus.

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Firefighters rushed to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire. They are no longer in attendance.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We attended at 12.15pm to reports of a bus fire on Renfield Street.

“All persons were evacuated from the bus and the fire was extinguished.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Officers are in attendance at a vehicle fire on Renfield Street to assist with traffic management.

Shoppers were shocked to see the flames on Renfield Street this afternoon.

"A 54-year-old man has gone to hospital for treatment."

The man is not thought to be seriously injured.

A spokesperson for First Bus said "We are aware of an incident on Renfield Street, Glasgow where a fire has been reported. The emergency services are in attendance and we will be supporting them with their enquiries.

The safety and well-being of our passengers, drivers and the public are our number one priority and we will be conducting a full investigation into how the incident happened."