A COACH has been destroyed by fire on a busy route between Hereford and Gloucester. 

Fire crews from Ledbury, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye were called to the A449 at Preston Cross, near Ledbury, shortly before 12.30pm today (Wednesday).


Hereford Times: The coach sustained severe damage from the fireThe coach sustained severe damage from the fire (Image: Ledbury Fire Station)

Two hose reel jets, breathing apparatus and thermal image cameras were used to extinguish the fire, with the coach reported as being well alight.

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said that all passengers have been accounted for, and dampening down has started.

At just after 1.25pm, one lane of the A449 had reopened.