Fire crews were called to a fire on a bus near Pyecombe this morning (March 6).

Crews from east and west Sussex were called to the fire on the A273 just after 9am.

Three passengers managed to escape when the fire broke out in the engine as the bus travelled north.

The Sussex Bus single-deck vehicle caught alight just after the slip road off of the A23.

The road was blocked for about 45 minutes, leaving traffic queuing back in both directions.