Some Durham Region bus routes cancelled after fire at Oshawa bus depot

No injuries were reported after a three-alarm fire broke out at a bus depot in Durham Region on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. Global News

Several bus routes in Durham Region are cancelled on Wednesday after an early morning fire at a transit bus depot.

Oshawa fire told Global News the incident occurred at the Durham Transit Bus Depot on Raleigh Avenue at around 2:20 a.m.

Fire officials said staff members were in the building at the time of the fire, but everyone escaped safely and no injuries were reported.

Officials said the three-bay storage area was affected and the roof collapsed.

However, Oshawa Fire said the six-bay area and offices were “well-protected by crews.”

Crews remained at the scene to look for hot spots after the fire was put out.

In a post on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, Durham Transit said several routes were cancelled.

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Routes 103, 112, 211, 222, 291, 409, 411, 423, 502 and 920 were cancelled on Wednesday.

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