Passersby witnessed a spectacular fire in Dehesa de Campoamor, Orihuela Costa, on Thursday as a coach from the company Costa Azul burst into flames at the bus stop in la calle Saavedra Fajardo, just across the road from the Atlas Montepiedro Hotel.
Two fire tenders from Torrevieja were quickly on the scene and were able to extinguish the blaze on their arrival. Fortunately there were no passengers on board at the time and the driver was able to evacuate the bus without injury.
The cause of the fire has yet to be confirmed.
Shortly after the fire a torrential downpour of rain carried much of the debris from the scene down the hill toward the nearby La Glea beach requiring Civil protection and maintenance workers to clean up the area on Friday morning.