Two Fastran Buses Catch Fire


Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
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News Release 14-22
Date:  February 20, 2014

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a two-bus fire Thursday, February 20, 2014, at approximately 7:20 a.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. Both county-owned Fastran buses were located in Bus Lot 5.

Firefighters encountered two Ford E450 buses fully involved with fire upon arrival. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 10 minutes. The fire originated in the engine compartment of one of the buses, and quickly ignited an adjacent bus.

There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $20,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. An unidentified mechanical failure caused the fire.


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
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