Two buses were destroyed early Tuesday morning and several others were damaged by fire. School officials say this won't have an impact on students or classes at the school and the pick up, drop-off times will remain the same.
Firefighters responded to a fire early Tuesday morning at the Victor Central Schools Bus Garage. Two buses were destroyed by the flames while four to five other buses received minor damage from the fire's heat, according to a release issued by the Ontario County Sheriff's Office.
The initial call came in by 2 a.m., according to Glenn Lockwood, chief of the Victor Fire District. While Victor led the fight, Fisher's assisted, allowing the fire to be brought under control 10 minutes after arriving on the scene, with firefighters leaving the garage by 3:30 a.m.
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation by the sheriff's office, and no one was injured, according to Lockwood.
"Nobody got hurt, nothing else like that."
This incident marks the second vehicular fire the Victor Fire District has fought in 2020, according to Lockwood, with the first one being a vehicle which caught fire last month.
Lockwood also noted how the fuel buses use was not a major cause of concern while fighting the fire since, unlike gasoline, diesel fuel isn't flammable.
"It takes more heat to get diesel fuel to burn," he said, adding how it was, "just like any other fire. We put water on it and we put it out."
Lockwood also had words of praise for Fisher's Fire District as well, noting how the teamwork between his volunteer department and Fisher's crew--98 percent of which is paid--was instrumental in fighting the fire.
"We work well together."
An official with the school stated how the damage to the buses at the garage won't have an effect on classes or pick-up, drop-off times.