2 buses, reported to be unoccupied, burn at LAX

Los Angeles firefighters put out a fire that destroyed two liquid propane-powered passenger buses and damaged a third at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday night, officials said.

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The fires were reported around 9 p.m. near the Uber and Lyft pickup lots, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. It took 25 firefighters less than 20 minutes to put out the flames.

The fire temporarily closed the LAX-it facility, but it reopened after the flames were extinguished. Those exiting LAX were asked to follow directions of airport staff until further notice, Humphrey said.

“Though the fire’s cause remains under investigation, there is no reason to consider it suspicious at this time,” he said.

There were no reports of passengers on board and no reports of injuries, he said, but added that the cleanup was causing delays for airport traffic.


The LAX-it lot has been fully re-opened following a swift response to a vehicle fire at the lot. We thank the firefighters and are relieved there were no injuries.

— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) December 22, 2019

Passengers — and people heading to and leaving the airport — posted photos on social media showing flames and smoke from the inferno rising to the sky.


More from @flyLAXairport passenger busses on fire. Smoke and flame fill air not far from airport pylons. pic.twitter.com/s9tXbhX5Fe

— Juan Fernandez (@NewsJuan) December 22, 2019

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