20 transit-system buses destroyed in northwest Arkansas fire

     (AP) – A transit system serving four counties in northwest

Arkansas has restricted its service after an early morning fire destroyed nearly

all its buses.

     Ozark Regional Transit says the fire broke out Tuesday in a bus canopy in

Springdale, and 20 buses were destroyed. Officials say four buses weren’t

seriously damaged, nor was the system’s minivan fleet.

     Officials say they’ve reached out to other transportation entities to aid in

restoring full service in the area. Ozark Regional Transit says it hopes to

replace nine of the buses by next week.

     The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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