A popular bus used by walkers and beach goers was destroyed by fire on Friday evening.

The 387 Coastal Cruiser bus, which runs around the Angle peninsula, caught fire while going up the hill from Freshwater West towards Castle Martin at around 5.45pm.

The three passengers were evacuated by the driver and all were unharmed in the incident.

The fire spread quickly and fire crews from Pembroke Dock arrived to find the vehicle well-alight. They used four sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to tackle the blaze.

A water bowser from Haverfordwest was also in attendance, as was the environmental unit from Pembroke Dock. Environmental equipment was used to deal with an oil spill.

Fire fighters remained at the incident until 8.29pm and the road was closed for three hours. A local garage then recovered the shell of the burnt out vehicle.

The cause of the fire is not known at present but police say it is not being treated as suspicious.

A county council spokesman said the 387 service was still running, as an alternative bus has been put on the route.