Two passenger buses caught fire in LAX

Aurelia Ventura / Impremedia / La Opinion

At least two passenger buses caught fire on Saturday night at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), which initially reported that 3 vehicles were burning.

The incident happened in South Sky Way. Firefighters reported that the vehicles were unoccupied and there were no injuries or passengers on board the vehicles, according to KTLA.

Firefighters have cleared the scene. Uber and Lyft in the LAX-it lot resumed.

Starting at 10 p.m. the LAX-it lot was completely reopened.

The fire was first reported just before 9 p.m. on the lot, 9610 S. Sky Way, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman, Brian Humphrey

Humprey said that Two buses powered by liquid propane were "totally involved" with the fire. Firefighters initially reported that three buses were on fire.

About 25 firefighters extinguished the flames in about 20 minutes, Humphrey said.

"Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, there is no reason to consider it suspicious at this time," he said.

LAX expects a record of travelers during the Christmas and New Year holidays.


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