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Fire at Ramsgate depot destroys buses

By ThanetGazette  |  Posted: March 19, 2012

The scene of destruction at the Eastonways bus depot in Ramsgate

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POLICE are investigating after six buses were set alight at a Ramsgate depot today.

Firefighters were called to the Eastonways Bus Depot on Manston Road to tackle the flames at around 4.20am this morning.

Ramsgate fire station crew manager Paul Cook said: "By the time was had got there, around four of the six buses, two double-deckers and two single-deckers, were all ready well alight.

"There were four fire engines with around 20 fire fighters attending. Police and the fire investigation team were trying to ascertain the cause of the fire. We left the scene around 7.15am."

Of the four fire engines, two were from Ramsgate with one each from Westgate and Margate plus a support vehicle.

The last of the flames were put out by 6.10am. The two double-deckers and two single-deckers were completely destroyed while the other two were damaged.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate. No-one was hurt.

As an independent bus operator Eastonways provides around 12 regular public service routes in and around Thanet. It also provides school bus services to Marlowe Academy and Sandwich Technology School.

Eastonways was not available for comment.

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