PASSENGERS on a Warrington bus received a fright when its engine set on fire today, Thursday.

At 10.54am, firefighters from Birchwood Fire Station were called to a bus fire in Admirals Road, Birchwood.

They found the fire in the engine compartment and was affecting the back seats.

Crews used a hose reel to put out the fire and damped down the vehicle to ensure the fire was out.

All passengers were accounted for and the bus company arranged for a replacement vehicle and recovery of the affected vehicle.