School bus destroyed by fire in D.C.

The burned out bus in D.C.
The burned out bus in D.C.
By Dan Morse
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 15, 2009; 4:52 PM

A public school bus parked at a District of Columbia lot was destroyed Sunday by a fire that appears to have started accidentally, officials said. Two buses parked nearby also were damaged.

Just before 11 a.m., firefighters were called to the lot at New York Avenue and Kendall Street NE. They found the front of a mid-sized school bus engulfed in flames. Firefighters controlled the fire quickly, but the bus was declared a total loss. No injuries were reported. A fire department spokesman said the fire was "possibly mechanical in nature."

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