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PHOTOS: Dramatic Bus Fire in Laguna Woods, No One Injured

A bus was fully engulfed by flames and destroyed in Laguna Woods today. Photo courtesy the Orange County Fire Authority.
A bus was fully engulfed by flames and destroyed in Laguna Woods today. Photo courtesy the Orange County Fire Authority.
A bus driver in Laguna Woods had just dropped off his last passenger today when it a mechanical failure caused it to burst into flames.

"The driver noticed some smoke coming from the engine," said Capt. Steve Concialdi. of the Orange County Fire Authority.

Firefighters got the call from Laguna Woods security of a bus on fire on Calle Aragon, he said. By the time they arrived, it was fully involved.

The bus, a 2008 International made by Ameritrans, became engulfed and is considered a total loss, with damages estimated to be $225,000. 

No one was injured. 
Brainwashed_In_Church April 14, 2014 at 09:31 PM
Makes you wonder what would have happened if there had been a half dozen people strapped in wheelchairs in the bus. It's not a trivial task to release all those straps.
GreenInOC April 15, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Wow, what incredibly lucky timing and so glad the driver noticed the smoke and was able to escape. What kind of mechanical failure causes a vehicle to burst into flames?

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