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Smoke from bus causes London scare

Smoke coming from a double-decker bus in central London caused police to close off an area around Kings Cross station, but police later said it appeared to be only a small engine fire.
/ Source: news services

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.