Two buses destroyed after fire breaks out at Metro Transit terminal

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Two Metro Transit buses are destroyed and a third is...

Three Metro Transit buses were destroyed by fire on Sunday night.

Two Metro Transit buses are destroyed and a third is heavily damaged after a fire broke out at the bus terminal in Burnside on Sunday night.

Halifax regional fire and Halifax police were called to the compound just before 10 p.m., after receiving calls of a large fire at the terminal.

Halifax fire spokesman Capt. Dave Meldrum says when firefighters arrived on scene, two buses were heavily involved with flames, with a third bus – an Access-a-bus – also on fire.

He says the firefighters attacked the blaze right away and were able to put it out quickly, but not before two buses were destroyed and the Access-a-bus was heavily damaged.

"Some of the challenges there, are the bus materials themselves," Meldrum says of the fire. "That scene was also challenging because it was dark and there was heavy smoke rolling around the scene."

Investigators with both police and fire couldn't determine a cause Sunday night and are back on the scene Monday.

Organizations: Metro Transit terminal

Geographic location: Burnside

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