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Old 01-09-2017, 07:38 PM   #1
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Bus Fire in TN

It's been a rough couple months for buses in Tennessee.

Looks like a rear engine 84 passenger Thomas high roof.

WMBF : 29 students escape schools bus fire in Tennessee
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:38 AM   #2
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Oh geez! Glad they escaped!
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:41 AM   #3
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A bus can be replaced. Innocent lives can't. Good to hear everyone got out safely, and presumably resumed their day without further incident.

Wonder what caused the fire? I know the article mentioned it was under investigation. Tire fire? Brake fire? Something else? I guess we'll find out in due course.
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A bus can be replaced. Innocent lives can't. Good to hear everyone got out safely, and presumably resumed their day without further incident.

Wonder what caused the fire? I know the article mentioned it was under investigation. Tire fire? Brake fire? Something else? I guess we'll find out in due course.
I saw another article where a couple kids on the bus said there was a really loud pop shortly before the fire started, and the fire department said it appears to have started in the engine compartment. Maybe a hydraulic hose for the fan motor broke and the oil caught on fire?
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I have 5 fire extinguishers on this bus.
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That's why I'm planning on putting an automatic fire extinguisher in the engine bay.
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