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updated 8/2/2005 10:54:54 AM ET 2005-08-02T14:54:54

London police sealed off an area around Kings Cross station on Tuesday after smoke was seen coming from a double-decker bus.

Police sent a bomb squad and later reported that a small engine fire was probably to blame. No explosives were found.

“It’s a fire,” a police spokesman said. “We put cordons in as a precaution. It’s been looked at and it’s only a fire.”

The incident tied up traffic around Kings Cross, which was the scene of one of the four bombings on July 7 that killed 52 people.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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