A CLOUD of black smoke and wild flames was seen by drivers in Slough.

Onlookers witnessed a bus ablaze in Bath Road, by Salt Hill Park at around 9.30am on Wednesday after a fire started in the engine.

Brandon Austin saw the bus on fire while waiting at traffic lights in front of the incident.

He said: "I saw the smoke coming out of it and the bus driver was by the side. It looked like everyone was out of the bus.

"Some woman came running across the road with a fire extinguisher. I think she was just in a car driving past, she stopped on the side of the road to give the extinguisher to the driver.

"A lot of cars slowed down and were looking to see what was going on."

A video of the fire has shown that it was an Arriva bus. A spokeswoman for Arriva said: "We are currently investigating the cause of the fire. The quick actions of both the driver and passers-by ensured the event was under control by the time the fire service arrived and we thank them for their assistance."

Firefighters were called to the incident at 9.33am and have confirmed that it the fire was in the engine of the bus.

A spokeswoman from East Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We had pumps attend from Maidenhead, Windsor and Slough. We extinguished the fire using one hose reel and one breathing apparatus.

"The fire was out at 9.56am."