Bus burns in Augusta Exchange

A charter bus was burnt beyond repair after shrubbery in a Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway parking lot caught fire Friday.

Firefighters were called to the area about 11 a.m. where they found a Horizon Motor Coach bus on fire and heavy black smoke, according to Dee Griffin, the public information officer for the Augusta Fire Department.

Firefighters said it appears that heat from the exhaust ignited shrubbery in the parking lot where the bus was parked. The flames from the shrubbery ended up igniting the bus.

The driver, who was the only person on the bus, made it out safely.

The owner of Horizon Motor Coach told firefighters the bus is not repairable.

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