School buses burn at Raleigh high school

The Raleigh Fire Department is trying to figure out what caused a fire that destroyed three school buses at a high school.
The Raleigh Fire Department is trying to figure out what caused a fire that destroyed three school buses parked in a back lot at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.



Fire officials say they got the call shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday.

An investigator with the Raleigh Fire Department confirms a fire started in one bus before spreading to two others. Those three buses were completely gutted, and two other school buses were also damaged.

Raleigh police are working with the Fire Department, and say the incident is being investigated as a possible arson.

They are not ruling anything out just yet.

Word quickly spread about the incident. A driver with the Wake County school system stopped by Sunday just to make sure his bus wasn't one of the ones damaged, a day before he was scheduled to hit the road again with year-round students.

A representative from Wake County schools says they are not sure whether any of the burned buses would have been used for students returning to year-round school on Monday.

They did say they have plenty of other buses, so this will not impact pickup times for students heading back to school.

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