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Fire destroys Cook Co. school bus shop

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Source: Franky Hester Source: Franky Hester

A Cook County bus maintenance shop is gutted by fire. Smoke and flames shot through the roof.

Sparks Fire Chief Joe Dent believes an air conditioning unit shorted out. A school bus and service truck were damaged. Some of the parts melted.

Equipment and paperwork were destroyed. Thankfully no one was hurt. The transportation director says he's glad most of their buses were recently serviced.

"Ninety percent of the fleet has done been serviced," said Cook Co. Schools Transportation Director Franky Hester. "We've got the tires done and they've been changed. Basically we're pretty good as far as our buses starting."

The cook county road department has agreed to let the school system use it's service shop until they get a new shop up and running which could take eight or nine months.


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