Shuttle fire sparks inspection of other UCF buses
After a university shuttle caught fire last week, UCF has requested all of its buses undergo inspections.
"While the investigation of the cause of Monday's fire is still ongoing, we've asked our contractor to inspect the rest of the UCF fleet to make sure there are no problems," UCF spokesman Mark Schlueb said.
Parking and Traffic Services previously said it believes a mechanical failure is to blame for the engine fire that left the bus charred down to its metal skeleton.
The vehicle's melted and blackened shell was stopped on Challenger Parkway and Alafaya Trail, right outside the Comfort Inn. Orange County Fire Rescue responded to douse the flames.
The driver of the shuttle pulled over, according to Parking and Traffic Services, and instructed the four students on board to get out of the vehicle when he smelled something out of the ordinary. The resulting fire started at 1:30 p.m. and led to no injuries.
"We have no indication of any problem with the other shuttles that serve the UCF community, but student safety is certainly our top priority," Schlueb said.
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