DETROIT
12/07/2011 08:53 am ET Updated Feb 06, 2012

Detroit Department Of Transportation Bus Facility Fire Destroys Part Of Fleet, Delays Expected

Delays could affect bus service in Detroit today after fire destroyed at least a half-dozen buses at a DDOT garage on Detroit's northwest side this morning.

Investigators believe a mechanical issue with a bus parked inside a Detroit Department of Transportation holding annex sparked the 4:30 a.m. blaze on Schaefer near Schoolcraft, Detroit Fire Department Arson Unit Lt. Pat McNulty said from the scene. Each bus, most which were new, is valued at $350,000, he added.

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