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MTA Bust Bursts Into Flames Near Grand Central


An MTA bus burst into flames on Thursday morning on the corner of 45th Street and Lexington Avenue. Photos from the scene show an M101 bus with multiple windows blown out in the rear and flames on either side of the bus. The fire occurred close to Grand Central.

What Happened?

There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the fire, according to the MTA. The driver was not injured.

The fire department was on scene at 45th Street and Lexington Avenue early Thursday morning, according to tan FDNY spokesperson who said the fire was under control within an hour.

Other midtown buses were rerouted as a result. However, regular service has since resumed.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Grand Central

Grand Central Terminal is a commuter, rapid transit railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States.

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