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School bus fire under investigation

4 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, May 12 2015 May 12, 2015 May 12, 2015 10:55 AM May 12, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

MORGANZA - Investigators said they're looking into what happened to a school bus which caught fire in Pointe Coupee Parish overnight.

Spokesperson Will Love with First Student confirmed one of their buses parked at the shuttered Pointe Coupee Central High School was burned sometime Monday evening. Love said an off-duty firefighter discovered the fire around 9:30 p.m. Monday, and that the bus had been parked there since 4:20 p.m.

Love said investigators are reviewing surveillance video from the site, which houses around 20 buses. He said they're not sure at this time whether it was arson or an accidental fire.

Deputy Chief Brant Thompson with the State Fire Marshal's Office said they've collected other evidence to send to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. Thompson said there's nothing at this time which points to arson.

News 2 crews will have more on the investigation starting at noon.


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