British Columbia

Morning bus fire in downtown Victoria under investigation

A flaming vehicle disrupted morning traffic at Blanshard and Fort streets.

Flaming vehicle disrupts traffic at Blanshard and Fort Streets

Victoria firefighters doused a fire that engulfed a small bus on Blanshard Street at Fort Street in Victoria Wednesday morning. (@TheSpecialist4/Twitter)

Victoria firefighters say an investigation is underway after a small transport bus caught fire during the morning rush hour.

The fire has been doused, but Blanshard Street between Fort and View streets, and some lanes on Fort Street, remain closed to traffic. 

Victoria police say no one required hospital treatment. VicPD tweeted earlier that some nearby businesses would be evacuated.

Delays are expected.

With files from Emily Brass.