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Oct 11, 2013 9:10 AM

Brownsville ISD Buses Face Checks After 2 Fires

BROWNSVILLE - Dozens of school buses operated by a South Texas district face inspections after two vehicles had engine compartment-related fires within a week.

The Brownsville Independent School District announced inspections begin Monday on four buses similar to vehicles that were damaged or destroyed. Nobody was hurt.

A driver Wednesday afternoon extinguished a fire similar to an Oct. 4 blaze that destroyed a BISD bus carrying 30 Rivera High School students. The earlier blaze involved a bus with 29 Porter High School students.

The two buses were of similar make and model from the International Corp. Company experts will also check about 100 other buses, of different makes and models, that it supplied to the district.

Brownsville ISD operates more than 300 buses daily to haul about 27,000 children.


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