Firefighters put out a bus fire on Blanshard Street at Fort Street. Don Denton/Victoria News

UPDATED: Mini bus catches fire in downtown Victoria

Firefighters battle blaze in a Wilsons Transportation bus at Fort and Blanshard streets

Firefighters were battling a bus fire on the corner of Blanshard and Fort Street at about 8:25 a.m. Wednesday.

The vehicle was a Wilson’s Transportion 20-person ‘Mini Coach’ routinely used for airport shuttle routes. Victoria Police on the scene said there was only one passenger—the driver—who is a little shaken but recovering in hospital with no major injuries.

For less than an hour, police blocked off the road along Blanshard Street, disrupting downtown commuters temporarily.

“Our biggest concern is the safest of the general public,” said John Wilson, owner of Wilson’s Transportation. “There will be an investigation as to what caused this… For now we’re just happy that everyone involved is safe and sound.”


Victoria frefighters work to extinguish a bus on fire on Blanshard Street at Fort Street during the morning commute Wednesday. Anna James/Victoria News

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