BREAKING: Fire at First Student School Bus Yard

Thursday, October 11, 2018


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PHOTO courtesy of Reynaldo Almonte

Seven or more buses are on fire or have been damaged at the First Student Bus Yard.  According to witnesses on the scene - there is heavy smoke and concerns that the first could spread to more of the buses. The strike by bus drivers represented by Local 251 is now entering its third week.

Providence Police say the site is a crime scene.

The bus yard is located at 3 Ricom Way, Providence, RI.

Frank McMahon, spokesman for First Student said that the police and fire are dealing with the situation and are conducting an investigation. "Until the investigation is complete we probably don't have further comment," said McMahon in a phone interview.

Reynaldo Almonte of RI Latino Public Radio tells GoLocal that the fire started in the last 30 minutes.

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Related Slideshow: School Bus Strike in Providence - September 2018


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