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Investigation underway after 3 school buses go up in flames

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. -

Three school buses showing extensive damage after fire struck this lot behind Pleasant Auto Center around 11:00 last night.

At least three buses, at the end of a row are completely gutted, at least one other, that was seen by NBC 10 at the scene is coated with soot.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Attleboro Public Schools writes, "Our transportation provider, H & L Bloom, assures APS that there will be no interruption in service tomorrow."

NBC 10 spoke Cindy Karol, the owner of the lot on Sunday; she said she is disappointed in what happened and hopes investigators can get to the bottom of it.

Karol confirmed that no surveillance cameras are installed on the exterior of the auto body shop, but that they will be installed this week.

The buses believe it or not do lock, and if you wanted to get in from the back you could very simply, flip that lever up, pull, and the emergency door opens.

Someone could also enter through the main door of the bus simply by twisting this lever. NBC 10 called Attleboro Police, but they would not comment on the investigation nor would they make themselves available to answer questions. Meanwhile, residents of the town, as well as bus drivers, are worried about the buses that were not damaged; asking questions such as "is there any imminent danger for students and other passengers on those buses?"

The fire is being called only suspicious at this point by the Attleboro Fire Department and an investigation by arson investigators is underway.

 

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