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CITY BUS CATCHES FIRE IN LOCUST POINT

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The wreckage of a badly charred bus was all that was left after the local #8 caught fire in Locust Point.

The fire occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, at the corner of Chaffee Street and Latting Place. The bus was idling during a layover when the bus operator smelt and saw smoke in his left-hand side rear view mirror.

The bus operator called in the fire to the bus dispatcher and activated the fire suppression system located on the bus. FDNY Engine Company 72 responded to the scene and helped to extinguish the fire along with the fire suppression system.

The driver was not hurt, and no one else was because there were no passengers on the bus.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but foul play is not believed to be involved.

Officials from the MTA who were at the scene were tight lipped about the cause of the fire.

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