Monday , February 19, 2018 - 12:07 PM1 comment
SOUTH OGDEN — A Utah Transit Authority bus caught fire Monday morning in South Ogden, officials say.
Crews responded at 10:07 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, to a call of a vehicle fire near the intersection of 36th Street and Wall Avenue, according to South Ogden Fire Capt. Bill Stoddard.
When crews arrived, they found a UTA bus had visible flames near the bus’ engine compartment, Stoddard said.
Responders were quickly able to extinguish the fire, Stoddard said. Fire crews cleared the scene at about 11:15 a.m., according to Stoddard.
The only occupant of the bus when it caught fire was the driver, who attempted to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher before fire crews arrived, Stoddard said.
The driver was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation as a precaution, Stoddard said.
Stoddard said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but the bus has been taken to a repair shop so UTA can determine where and how the bus caught fire.
Carl Arky, a UTA spokeswoman, said the bus was a part of route 640, which runs throughout Weber and Davis counties. Arky said the bus route is still running, and riders should not expect delays due to the fire.
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