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Bus Fire At Thurles Depot

Fire At Thurles Bus Depot - Photo: Brian Corbett

A large bus was seemingly set ablaze at the Thurles Bus Depot today at approximately mid-day, Saturday 9th June 2012. Thick black smoke could be seen from a long distance away as the the bus was consumed by fire. Three Fire Brigades and one tanker were called to the scene to contain the fire and the North Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service quickly brought the blaze and smoke under control. Gardaí were also quickly on the scene to handle traffic on the road outside of the depot and any investigation that may be required. A small crowd had gathered outside the gates of the Bus Depot but quickly dispersed as the fire was brought under control.

The cause of the fire is as yet unknown at the moment but local people have told me that they had long complained about individuals using the buses for drinking purposes. It is unclear as to whether the bus fire was deliberate or accidental at the moment, but CCTV footage should be available to the Gardaí to ascertain the exact cause of the fire.

Anyone with information can contact gardaí in Thurles at Tel: 0504 25100.

UPDATE: The following picture shows the aftermath of the bus fire earlier today. This picture was taken later this evening and shows five vehicles damaged in the blaze.

Aftermath Of Bus Fire - Photo: Brian Corbett

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