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School buses catch fi re in Stillwell Ave. storage yard
BY STEVEN GOODSTEIN
It was a blazing scene in Morris
Park when a dozen school
buses caught fi re overnight on the
morning of Friday, August 23.
The FDNY received a call
around at about 1:09 a.m. for a
mini school bus that was on fi re
at Logan Bus Company’s bus storage
lot at 1616 Stillwell Avenue,
just two weeks before school came
back into session.
The single bus that became
engulfed quickly spread to other
mini school buses in the fl eet of
roughly 150 yellow vehicles.
Although the harrowing blaze
only took the FDNY over an hour
to douse, New York’s Bravest sent
out a dozen units with a total of 60
fi refi ghters to battle the fl ames.
The bus storage yard sits in
a mostly industrial area so the
overnight blaze resulted in no residential
injures according to the
Although mischief was initially
suspected in the case of the
fi re, the FDNY later concluded
that the cause of the fi re was the
result of an electrical issue rather
The fi re department came to
that conclusion after fi re marshals
The Logan Bus Company parking lot, where the fi re occurred. Schneps Media / Steven Goodstein
reviewed surveillance tapes.
Logan Bus Company, Inc.,
which has two other bus yards in
End of Summer
Senator Alessandra Biaggi hosted her
End of Summer Celebration on Sunday,
August 25 at Loreto Playground. The
‘season fi nale’ featured live music, family
activities and snacks for everyone.
(right top) (l-r) Morris Park Community Association’s
Michael Kaess; Ostacio ‘Lefty’ Negron, patrol
coordinator; John Pucci; Jerry Leon and Al
D’Angelo, president attended the celebration.
(right) (l-r) Neighborhood friends Vincent, Skylar,
Aries, Siriana, Faith, Nicolas and Miguel waited in
line for face painting.
(right bottom) Senator Biaggi (3rd from l) met with
MPCA’s (l-r) Jerry Leon, Ostacio ‘Lefty’ Negron, Michael
Kaess, John Pucci and Al D’Angelo during the
Senator Biaggi (back, r) met with residents including
Melissa Roberts and her daughter Hope.
Photos by Laura Stone
Hunts Point and Castle Hill, did
not return request to comment on
the incident or the cause of the accidental
Logan owns and maintains a
fl eet of over 2,000 buses and miniwagons.
Additional reporting contributed
by Alex Mitchell.