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3 school buses go up in flames in New Minas, N.S.

Three school buses in New Minas, N.S., were destroyed as the result of an electrical malfunction Saturday morning

Three school buses in New Minas, N.S., were destroyed after they caught fire in a gas station parking lot Saturday morning.

New Minas Volunteer Fire Department Chief James Redmond says firefighters received a call about a bus fire on Prospect Road around 9:50 a.m.

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Redmond says crews arrived to find one bus fully engulfed. He says it only took a few minutes for the fire in the first bus to spread to the other two.

Redmond says a fourth school bus sustained minor damage.

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It is believed the fire started in the engine of one bus due to a malfunction with the electrical wiring.

Several crews were on the scene to put out the blaze.
Several crews were on the scene to put out the blaze. Ian Swinamer

Along with New Minas firefighters, EHS and the RCMP also responded to the scene. There were no injuries.

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