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Short Circuit Caused Maryland School Bus Fire, None Injured

A Montgomery County Public school bus in Maryland ignited into flames over the weekend while parked at the district’s depot, reported a local media website.

My Montgomery Media wrote that the bus fire occurred at midnight on May 20 at the Montgomery County Public Schools bus depot on Crabbs Bran Way and damaged two other buses in the engulfed bus’s proximity. No injuries were reported.

Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Pringer discussed investigators assessment of the bus fire to be an accidental event based on a short circuit from the dashboard. Investigation continues to determine exactly what caused the bus fire.

Damages from the bus fire totaled $100,000.



 

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