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Bus in flames in Silver Spring

A bus burst into flames this evening, sending plumes of black smoke into the heart of Silver Spring tonight, according to Twitter user @coolmcjazz, who broadcast this picture:

He said no one was hurt and the fire has been put out.

It's been a rough couple of weeks for the area surrounding the Discovery Channel headquarters, and the fiery bus was said to be "quite a spectacle."

By Luke Rosiak  | September 8, 2010; 6:57 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Metrobus, Traffic Safety  
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I wish the Post would write a real story about this. After getting caught in the redirected traffic around that area last night, I'd really like to know what happened, not just rely on Twitter rumors and shoddy blog 'reporting.'

Posted by: SilverySpringlike | September 9, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

"A bus"? Was it a Ride-On, or a private bus, or....what?

Posted by: jckdoors | September 9, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

SilverySpring, I guess this was not newsy enough for the post, but you can find links to local news sources on google news. Not much to report though - the bus was basically idling in the triangle between Wayne Ave and Colesville near the metro, the engine caught on fire, and it was put out promptly by firefighters. There was a ton of smoke (I happened to be walking by at the time).

jckdoors, it was described as a Ride-On in one of the articles, but it was actually one of those purple "Van Go" minibuses - the free downtown SS shuttle. Not clear if anyone was on it at the time.

Posted by: Sfred | September 9, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

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