Bus completely burnt out after it caught fire on M7 outside Portlaoise

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Bus completely burnt out after it caught fire on M7 outside Portlaoise

Part of the M7 motorway in Laois was closed on Sunday afternoon as a green bus went on fire.

Portlaoise and Mountrath fire services received the call at approximately  1pm on Sunday for a bus on fire on the M7 just before J19 outside Portlaoise.

The motorway was closed for a time due to very bad visibility caused by smoke and to allow crews to tackle the fire safely. 

No injuries were reported and the road has since re-opened.

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