DG Bus fire 2

Firefighters extinguish flames on an electric TransIT bus Tuesday morning on U.S. 40 near U.S. 15.

The cause of a bus fire that closed U.S. 40 near the exit for U.S. 15 for several hours remained under investigation Tuesday afternoon, according to a county TransIT spokeswoman.

The bus, one of the TransIT system’s newer, fully electric models, was still under warranty and repairs were expected to be covered at no cost to the county, said Kendall Klosky Tiffany, a TransIT spokeswoman.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

(6) comments


I believe the batteries are primarily in the back where the open panel is, not the top where the fire was.


But, it doesn't pollute.


it actually does..the emissions are simply moved to the central plant.


Solar storm put the hurting on that puppy. Clean source of fuel but when a CME hits the earth our HO car set development will be useless.


Hate to heat that, electric is a good way to go but this could set us back, hope not.


Fully electric eh? I think they blew a fuse! (circuit breaker actually.)

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