South London bus station is engulfed in huge blaze

A massive fire engulfed a bus depot in south London, destroying seven vehicles and leaving another four severely damaged.

More than 60 firefighters rushed out to battle the blaze after it broke out in the early hours.

Explosions woke nearby residents in Farnborough Hill, Orpington at about 3.30am this morning, with large plumes of smoke visible in the sky from several miles away.

Eleven buses caught alight, with emergency services receiving upwards of 40 calls from panicked members of the public.

A massive fire engulfed a bus depot in south London , destroying seven vehicles and leaving another four severely damaged

A massive fire engulfed a bus depot in south London , destroying seven vehicles and leaving another four severely damaged

A massive fire engulfed a bus depot in south London , destroying seven vehicles and leaving another four severely damaged

More than 60 firefighters rushed out to battle the blaze after it broke out in the early hours

More than 60 firefighters rushed out to battle the blaze after it broke out in the early hours

More than 60 firefighters rushed out to battle the blaze after it broke out in the early hours

Eleven buses caught alight, with emergency services receiving upwards of 40 calls from panicked members of the public

Eleven buses caught alight, with emergency services receiving upwards of 40 calls from panicked members of the public

Eleven buses caught alight, with emergency services receiving upwards of 40 calls from panicked members of the public

Officials said the fire is now under control, but crews will remain in the area for some time damping down the effected vehicles.

Crews battled to stop the blaze from spreading to more buses and around 30 vehicles were moved to safety.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time, London Fire Brigade officials said, while commuters and motorists have been warned to avoid the area.

Amy Spencer wrote on Twitter: ‘Woken up by 10 huge explosions and what looks like a big fire near Sevenoaks road in Orpington.’

Crews battled to stop the blaze from spreading to more buses and around 30 vehicles were moved to safety

Crews battled to stop the blaze from spreading to more buses and around 30 vehicles were moved to safety

Crews battled to stop the blaze from spreading to more buses and around 30 vehicles were moved to safety

The cause of the fire is not known at this time, London Fire Brigade officials said, while commuters and motorists have been warned to avoid the area

The cause of the fire is not known at this time, London Fire Brigade officials said, while commuters and motorists have been warned to avoid the area

The cause of the fire is not known at this time, London Fire Brigade officials said, while commuters and motorists have been warned to avoid the area

London Fire Brigade added: ’60 firefighters tackled a fire at a bus depot on Farnborough Hill in Orpington this morning.

‘At the height of the blaze, eleven busses were alight and Brigade control officers took around 40 calls to the incident which was very visible.

‘Crews worked hard to stop the blaze from spreading to more busses and around 30 vehicles were moved to safety.

‘Seven buses were complete destroyed by the fire and a further four are badly damaged.

‘While the fire is now under control, crews will remain in the area for some time damping down the effected vehicles.

‘The Brigade were called at 0336 and the fire was under control at 0631.’

Explosions woke nearby residents in Farnborough Hill, Orpington at about 3.30am this morning, with large plumes of smoke visible in the sky from several miles away

Explosions woke nearby residents in Farnborough Hill, Orpington at about 3.30am this morning, with large plumes of smoke visible in the sky from several miles away

Explosions woke nearby residents in Farnborough Hill, Orpington at about 3.30am this morning, with large plumes of smoke visible in the sky from several miles away

More than 60 firefighters are currently battling the blaze, which has already destroyed several buses

More than 60 firefighters are currently battling the blaze, which has already destroyed several buses

More than 60 firefighters are currently battling the blaze, which has already destroyed several buses

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