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Double-decker bus catches fire at Queensway station

OC Transpo detoured all buses from the westbound Transitway at Queensway station as a result of the fire.
2017-10-01 Ottawa Fire truck MV-3
Ottawa Fire Services truck, 2017. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

A fire on a double decker bus, Tuesday morning, caused a Transitway detour and left one person with smoke inhalation.

The fire was reported just before 7:45 a.m. on the bus, which was at Queensway station.

Ottawa Fire tells 1310 NEWS that the bus fire was under control within ten minutes, and that no one was seriously hurt.

Paramedics say one person was treated for smoke inhalation. The city says the person is an OC Transpo special constable who helped evacuate the bus.

All of the passengers were transferred to another bus sent to the scene.

OC Transpo detoured all buses from the westbound Transitway at Queensway station for most of the morning, but regular routing has since resumed.

 

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