A bus was engulfed by flames in a residential street this morning.

A picture shows the Arriva bus completely on fire and ommitting a large plume of black smoke in Cullings Court, Waltham Abbey, at 7am.

The driver was unhurt and the bus, which was completely destroyed, was empty at the time.

The road remains closed for a clean-up operation.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the incident.