UTA bus catches fire in South Ogden, no injuries reported

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. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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