A bus fire forced the closure of a slip road near to Junction 10 on the M25 motorway Thursday evening.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) rushed to tackle the fire, which reportedly ripped through a bus on the Junction 10 of the motorway towards Heathrow.

Also in attendance were Surrey Road Policing Unit (RPU).

The county transport police unit confirmed that no one had been harmed as a result of the bus fire.

Only a driver, who was uninjured, was present on the bus when the fire broke out, a spokesperson for Surrey RPU said.

In dramatic footage of the incident posted to Twitter, a spokesperson for the county road police described the efforts of SFRS and suggested that the road would remained closed for the foreseeable future as the emergency services worked to get the situation under control.

At around 6.45pm, Surrey RPU said:

"Surrey Fire and Rescue advise us that they still need 45 minutes to an hour before they can safely say that the bus (fire) is out.

"This is Junction 10 of the M25 towards Heathrow.

"The road is currently closed and the bus has caused considerable damage to the road and the trees around it and will likely have to be resurfaced.

"If you're planning a journey tonight it is suggested you plan ahead and look for an alternative route."