Fire Hits Pontiac Bus Line
A $150,000 fire destroyed the garage and eight of the thirty-five buses owned by the Pontiac City Lines, Inc., Pontiac, Mich., on July 13.
The fire started at 2:30 a.m. apparently from a static spark while a bus was being refueled in the garage. The blazing gasoline fumes quickly ignited the frame roof of the one-story concrete structure.
Drivers and maintenance men on duty, augmented by other employees, pushed a number of buses to safety, hut the flames, spreading rapidly as gasoline tanks exploded, prevented them from reaching eight vehicles.
Four engine companies and two ladder companies brought the flames under control after an hour and a half.