Yorkshire Tiger loses seven buses to fire

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Seven single-decker buses have been destroyed by a fire at the Yorkshire Tiger depot at Lowfields, Elland, the Huddersfield Examiner has reported.

The cause of the fire, which happened late in the evening on Sunday, December 27, 2015, is under investigation amid fears it could be suspicious.

More than 20 firefighters from across West Yorkshire were called to the Yorkshire Tiger depot at 2336hrs on the Sunday night, after they were alerted by people living near the Lowfields Business Park when smoke and flames were seen coming from the site.

Thierry Couturier, Managing Director of Arriva-owned Yorkshire Tiger, said: “We confirm that there was a fire at our Elland depot.

“I am pleased to say there were no injuries. However, seven buses were destroyed.

“Clearly this incident is under investigation and we are working with the police and the fire service to establish the cause.

“We are also working to ensure we can continue to provide services for our customers by securing additional buses from sister depots. At this stage we are hoping all services will continue to operate uninterrupted.”