ZR catches afire

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.

5 Responses to ZR catches afire

  1. Eleanor Maxine Harewood
    Eleanor Maxine Harewood January 19, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Thank god no one was inside

  2. luther thorne January 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    are always burning up the Road so its nothing new

  3. Belfast January 19, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    A country without standards. All public service vehicles should be equipped with an insulated earth- return electrical system to eliminate the likelihood of an electrical fire due to a short circuit. Just like the Transport Board’s AEC’s and Leyland Tiger Cubs as far back as the 1960’s.

  4. Sue January 19, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    We have been visiting Barbados for many years and we always hire a car. Everything we have every read suggests that Z vans are not really the best way to get around. I am being very polite here!!

  5. Alex Alleyne January 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Burning up the passengers ears, burning up the road and now the final episode…..What a sight.


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