Fire damages 2 buses at Tuscaloosa-area elementary school

Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 7:57 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2022 at 8:50 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities in Tuscaloosa say two school buses were damaged by a fire at Englewood Elementary School Wednesday evening.

According to officials with Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue, crews responded to the scene around 6:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found power lines draped across both buses and they were both ablaze.

The fire did not reach the school building.

Tuscaloosa County Schools released the following statement about the incident:

As of 8:10 pm, power is partially off to the school, but we expect for power to be restored by the morning. We do not expect any change to our normal school start time. If that changes, we will notify you, but we plan for school to begin at the normal start time on Thursday, November 3.

Students who ride the two buses that were burned will still receive bus transportation, with no changes to pick up times or locations. We have other buses that can be used for those routes. If there are any changes, we will contact you directly.

Fire damages 2 buses at Tuscaloosa-area elementary school
Fire damages 2 buses at Tuscaloosa-area elementary school(WBRC)

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