Fire Prevention & Protection

Second DC Bus Fire Prompts Removal of 94 Buses

After the second Metrobus fire reported this week in the Wasington D.C. area, 94 buses have been taken out of service.

NBC 4 Washington (http://bit.ly/IF0zml) reports that an Orion VI bus caught fire on Route 50 early Tuesday morning. There were no passengers on the bus at the time and no injuries reported. Last week, a bus caught on fire on I-66. There were no passengers or injuries.

The news station details that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has asked an outside fire protection engineer to investigate and identify a cause.