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Fire damages several new buses
Fire damages several new buses
Posted on 08/24/2016
All staff were accounted for, and no injuries have been reportedWorkshop participants were updating their First Aid certification when the fire alarm was pulled. Nearly 30 people were in the workshop, and nearly 70 employees in total were evacuated from the Puyallup School Operations (Facilities) campus when fire broke out.

At 2:21 in the afternoon of Wednesday, August 24, Central Pierce Fire was dispatched to the corner of 12th Street NW and West Stewart – the site of Puyallup School District’s Bus Maintenance Facility. While the cause of the fire is not yet certain, the damage is. Over 20 brand new school buses were housed in this facility. These new buses were purchased to make the fleet more efficient and provide transportation services to students in Puyallup schools.

All staff were accounted for, and no injuries have been reported. Firefighters brought the fire under control and watched carefully for hot spots south of the facility.

By evening, the street was still closed, and officials were still investigating the cause.

With students starting school again on September 6, district leaders will be making plans for use of the remaining fleet of buses to ensure safe transport of students on their first day of school.