12 mini school buses catch fire in Bronx bus company's parking lot

MORRIS PARK, Bronx (WABC) -- A dozen mini school buses were damaged when flames broke out in a parking lot in the Bronx.

Police are investigating whether the fire was accidental or arson. The head of the bus yard told Eyewitness News exclusively that authorities are reviewing surveillance video.

Cell phone video showed the flames at around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Firefighters put the fire out in about an hour.

It happened at the Logan Bus Company's parking lot at 1624 Stillwell Ave. It houses a total of 150 buses.

The burned buses were late model, air-conditioned buses that were insured.

This comes just a couple weeks before the start of the new school year in New York City.

"They're reviewing the video," Loga Bus Company Executive Vice President Corey Muirhead said. "They're looking at the vehicles and, you know, it's just really nice to see them come together and how many they were because we are transporting kids. Kids ride these buses every day. We've got to make sure they're the safest vehicles on the road."

Muirhead says despite the damage, they will be ready for the first day of school.

Fortunately, there were no injuries.

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