Latest: Wilson Transportation says a bus driver is fine and has the rest of the day off after a fire broke out on board one the company’s vehicles Wednesday morning in downtown Victoria.

John Wilson says the driver was examined by medical officials and is okay.

Fire officials say the driver did suffer smoke inhalation.

Wilson says the company will conduct its own investigation into what caused the blaze that burst out on Fort and Blanchard streets Wednesday morning.

Victoria Police first reported the fire just before 8:30 a.m. while assisting Victoria firefighters on the scene.

Nearby businesses were evacuated and traffic was disrupted.

Victoria police reported Blanshard Street re-opened just before 10 a.m.

There were no other passengers on board.

Wilson said the last time an incident like this happened on one of the company’s vehicles was more than a decade ago.

Video courtesy Peter Knowles.

A Wilson Transportation bus on fire at Fort Street and Blanshard Street in Victoria Wednesday morning.

A Wilson Transportation bus on fire at Fort Street and Blanshard Street in Victoria Wednesday morning.

A Wilson Transportation bus after a fire broke out Wednesday morning on Fort and Blanshard Streets.

A Wilson Transportation bus after a fire broke out Wednesday morning on Fort and Blanshard Streets.

 

Andy Neal