A fire at Western Greyhound’s Summercourt depot in Cornwall has destroyed 37 buses out of a fleet of 100. On arrival fire crews found nine buses ablaze and a diesel tank in the vicinity. The cause of the fire, thought to have started at about 0100hrs on May 13, is being investigated by the police and fire service. Nobody was injured in the blaze. As this issue went to press on Monday afternoon, the cause of the fire had yet to be established.
Speaking to BBC Radio Cornwall, Mark Howarth, Western Greyhound’s MD, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into Western Greyhound and it’s awful to see it going up in smoke. I could just see flames leaping in the air and when I arrived all the buses at the bottom of the yard were completely ablaze. My priority is to get the firm back up and running following the fire.”