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United AS 1690, XUP690R, a Bristol LH6L built in 1977 with ECW B43F bodywork (though not for much longer).
This dramatic end was the result of an electrical failure under the front windscreen. The fire spread with remarkable speed once it got going (had been burning for about 4/5 minutes when photographed). The fire brigade arrived about 5 minutes later and by then the whole vehicle had burnt out. All passengers and driver had evacuated before the blaze started.

Photo taken by Donald Hudson, May 1982, Newport Road, Middlesbrough

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