Two school buses erupt in flames near Fontana day care center
Two school buses caught fire near a Fontana day care center early Thursday after a person attempting to steal gas from the vehicles sparked the blaze, authorities said.
San Bernardino County firefighters responded to the fire about 3:50 a.m. and were able to extinguish the flames before they spread to a third bus, authorities said.
There was some minor damage to playground equipment.
Fire investigators believe that while someone was attempting to pump fuel from one of the buses, a spark from the pump or the bus’ electrical equipment ignited the fire. A small pump and hoses were found nearby.
Authorities do not have any suspects.
Damage to the buses was estimated at $80,000.
-- Stephen Ceasar