View mobile site
Follow us on
Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 | 10:15 a.m.
Hi, (not you?) | Member Center | Sign Out
Sign In | Register
Updated: 6:26 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 | Posted: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013
GARFIELD, Pa. —
A parked school bus caught fire Thursday morning in Garfield, and flames were so intense they melted the siding off a nearby home.
The bus was parked outside the driver’s Dearborn Street home when it caught fire about 6 a.m. Thursday.
Allison Sage told Channel 11’s Courtney Brennan that the bus was on fire for about 20 minutes, and at one point she worried for her own safety.
“It was intense, like post-apocalyptic sort of stuff,” Sage said. “I was worried about it catching the telephone pole on fire and spreading.”
The flames didn’t catch the pole on fire, but they were hot enough to melt the siding off of Regina Brown’s home.
Brown said she just moved in two weeks ago and wasn’t home at the time.
“I’m waiting for the landlord to come and look at everything and investigate exactly what happened,” Brown said.
Sage and other neighbors praised firefighters for quickly responding and preventing the blaze from spreading further.
“The firemen, I give them way more credit now,” Sage said.
No one was on the bus when the blaze began, and no injuries were reported.
© 2013 Cox Media Group. By using this website,
Already have an account? Sign In
We have sent you a confirmation email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.
We look forward to seeing you frequently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts.
Don't worry, it happens. We'll send you a link to create a new password.
We have sent you an email with a link to change your password.
We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed.
To sign in you must verify your email address. Fill out the form below and we'll send you an email to verify.
Check your email for a link to verify your email address.