A ZR van caught afire at a bus stop located just opposite the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus around 2:30 this afternoon.
Luckily no passengers were on board at the time and the conductor and driver quickly alighted the vehicle when they noticed smoke coming from the engine.
One eyewitness, Mark O’ Garro, told Barbados TODAY that the driver apparently first thought that the engine of the vehicle was overheating and was in the process of pulling aside to address the issue when the fire erupted.
“It really wasn’t nothing big. We saw the van smoking and one guy told the driver that he needed to put water in the radiator and the next thing we knew the thing catch on fire,” he said.
One fire tender responded to the incident and the flames were quickly extinguished without causing any major disruption to classes or the cricket match at the 3Ws Oval.