Fire Damage to Wisconsin School Buses Estimated at $525K

February 3, 2021

Investigators believe a fire that burned six school buses at a Racine County, Wisconsin, depot was ignited by an electrical problem and was not suspicious in nature.

The fire at the Thomas Bus Service lot in the Town of Burlington early on Feb. 2 prompted the Burlington Area School District to cancel classes for the day.

The company had enough buses to transport students in the Brighton School District in western Kenosha County without delay.

The estimated cost of the fire damage is $525,000. A Racine County sheriff’s deputy spotted the fire about 4 a.m. The business was closed at the time and no employees were present.

More than half-a-dozen other buses on the lot did not appear damaged, the Kenosha News reported.

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