No one was injured in a fire on a bendy bus near Mater Dei Hospital this morning.

The fire was put out by the Civil Protection Department.

Arriva said when contacted that the bus was servicing Route X2.

The driver saw smoke exiting from the rear of vehicle and drove to a place outside the University, where passengers could exit safely.

The fire was located and contained within the engine compartment. The driver and an Arriva mechanic who was on site, controlled the fire using extinguishers from the bus itself and other buses in the area until Civil Protection personnel arrived and completely extinguished the fire.

Engineers are now examining the bus to determine what caused the fire.

Arriva commended the driver for ensuring the safety of his passengers and controlling the situation.