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19/10/2021

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

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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