Manitoba

5 school buses burn in fire at St. Mary's Road depot

Five school buses were engulfed in flame Tuesday night, but promptly extinguished, says the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. 

Crews had Tuesday afternoon fire under control in an hour, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says

Five buses parked at 3051 St. Mary's Rd. were engulfed in flame at a parking lot on Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the blaze in under investigation, the Winnipeg fire service says. (Submitted by Mike Price)

Five school buses were engulfed in flame Tuesday afternoon in a fire at a property where a bus provider parks some of its vehicles, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says.

Crews arrived just after 4:30 p.m. at 3051 St Mary's Rd., just south of the Perimeter Highway near Paul Street, WFPS said in a news release. First Student Inc. parks a number of its school buses at the vehicle compound.

Crews pulled up to find five buses on fire. An hour later, with help from a water tanker, crews had the flames under control, the fire service said.

No injuries were reported and the cost of the damage is still unknown. 

WFPS is investigating the cause of the fire. 

CBC has contacted First Student for comment.

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