Fire destroys Labrae bus in Leavittsburg

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The fire started about 7:30 a.m. at the off-site bus lot on W. Market St.

LEAVITTSBURG, Ohio (WKBN) – Bus number 5 for Labrae schools was destroyed Monday after a fire broke out under the hood.

The incident happened at the off-site lot on W. Market St. S.W.

According to Transportation Supervisor Lou Cimmento, a driver started up the bus about 7:30 a.m. and walked away for a few minutes. When he returned, the bus was in flames.

Cimmento said the buses were inspected in May by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the whole fleet passed. As a precaution, he said he will have some buses rechecked.

“As a precaution, we are going to have all of the Bluebirds that are about the same age inspected again,” he said.

Cimmento said the fire won’t impact transportation since the bus was a spare. He said he’ll talk to the superintendent about replacing it.

Another bus sustained minor damage to the side mirrors.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters said they had to drain about 125 gallons of fuel from the bus. Hazmat crews were called in to help clean it up.

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