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Teen caught on video setting fire to city bus by burning pile of newspapers on seat

By Mason White 2:38 PM April 2, 2015
City bus on fire 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a teen on charges of arson after being seen on video setting fire to a city bus, police in the United Kingdom said.

Birmingham Police have released surveillance video, showing the moment the young man set newspapers on fire while traveling in a double-decker bus.

The boy used a lighter to light one paper on fire before quietly getting up and leaving at the next stop. The incident unfolded in the back of bus number 904 in Erdington around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The passengers on the bus were evacuated, but the top floor was destroyed as the smoke rose from the windows, causing thousands of dollars in damages.

Police have urged anyone with information about the boy to come forward.