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Update: Takoma Park Bus Fire A False Alarm

Twenty six Ride On buses were taken out of commission in July.

Update 1:25 p.m.: What was reported as a Ride On bus fire in Takoma Park was actually a false alarm, according to a Washington Post report.

There was steam coming out of the bus and it was mistaken for smoke, according to the Post report.

A tube inside the bus fell off, and as a result water leaked onto a hot part inside the bus. This caused steam to pour out.

Original Story: A Montgomery County Ride On bus caught fire Wednesday night, according to a report on CBS.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett ordered the 26 remaining Ride On "Champion" buses after a bus caught fire near Bonifant Street and Ramsey Avenue in downtown Silver Spring. It was the second bus fire in July and the seventh in three years.

Patch is contacting Montgomery County Fire and Rescue to update this story.

Thanks to a tip from a Takoma Park Patch reader on this story.

Steve Davies August 02, 2012 at 06:36 PM
thanks for the update. CBS had two different days for the incident, a tip-off that perhaps they didn't know what they were talking about
Ryan McDermott (Editor) August 02, 2012 at 09:04 PM
No problem Steve. Thanks for alerting me to the original CBS link.

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