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Bus service in Brantford is back to normal following a weekend fire that reduced service on Saturday.

A Brantford Transit bus caught fire at about midnight Friday shortly after regular maintenance service at the bus storage garage on Grand River Avenue.

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Bus service back to normal following weekend fire
Bus service back to normal following weekend fire

Bus service back to normal following weekend fire

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No one was injured in the fire.

However, 16 of 31 buses in the citys fleet were parked inside the garage. The bus that caught fire was destroyed but none of the other buses were physically damaged, said Maria Visocchi, Brantfords director of communications and community engagement.

She apologized to transit users for any inconvenience experienced Saturday.

Bus service back to normal following weekend fire
Bus service back to normal following weekend fire

City work crews spent the better part of Saturday washing soot from the exterior of buses and getting rid of the smell of smoke from the interior.

Staff also worked closely with technicians to check the electrical and other components of the buses.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge Brantford Transit staff who reacted calmly and swiftly to this unexpected event and to Brantford fire for minimizing the damage to any other vehicles and the storage facility, said Visocchi.

As of 9 p.m. Saturday, the transit service was operating its regular evening routes.

Bus service back to normal following weekend fire
Bus service back to normal following weekend fire

For updates follow Brantford transit on twitter @CityBFTDTransit and City of Brantford @CityofBrantford on Twitter and Facebook.

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Bus service back to normal following weekend fire
Bus service back to normal following weekend fire
Bus service back to normal following weekend fire
Bus service back to normal following weekend fire