Tioga transit bus catches fire in Binghamton (with photos)

By Candace Chapman

Tioga transit bus catches fire in Binghamton (with photos)

August 6, 2013 Updated Aug 6, 2013 at 3:48 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Ride Tioga public transport bus burst into flames in Binghamton.

Binghamton Fire Marshall Dan Eggleston said the driver had just picked it up from a repair shop. He noticed engine noise, and pulled off into the Hess Gas Station off Pennsylvania Avenue. That was when the fire started.

The driver emptied three fire extinguishers trying to put it out before firefighters arrived.

When they did, they had it under control in about 5 minutes.

There were not passengers on board.

No one was injured and the cause is under investigation.

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