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3 Metro buses catch fire in Carson; one person injured

(Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at a transportation hub in Carson where three Metro buses caught fire Tuesday morning.

The L.A. County Fire Department received a call at 10:26 a.m., and firefighters were dispatched to the 21000 block of South Wilmington Avenue in Carson, between East Dominguez Street and East 213 Street, spokeswoman Leslie Lua said.

The area is a mix of residential and industrial buildings, with manufacturing, transportation and distribution companies running along South Wilmington Avenue.

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It was not immediately clear how the buses caught fire. The Fire Department said all three vehicles used compressed natural gas for power.

Photographs from the scene showed a trio of charred buses being hosed down next to a line of orange Metro buses that had not been touched by the fire.

Authorities said one person was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.


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