Tour Bus Fire Under Investigation

February 23- The cause of a fire inside the engine compartment of a bus parked at a bus maintenance yard remains under investigation.

At 8:33 p.m. Sunday night, workers at the lot located in the 4500 block of West Marginal Way SW saw smoke and fire coming from a coach that was parked inside the lot. The workers called 911 and directed firefighters to the burning tour bus.

Engine Company 11 arrived to find flames coming from both sides of the rear engine compartment of the coach with the flames exposing to a bus parked nearby. Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the single bus. However, the nearby bus suffered broken glass and some paint and trim melting and discoloration. The damage to the fire bus was $50,500.