MATA bus catches fire at Downtown terminal

Published: Jun. 5, 2015 at 11:56 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2015 at 12:59 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A MATA bus caught fire Friday night near the North End MATA bus terminal in Downtown Memphis.

Memphis firefighters responded to the fire at Shadyac Avenue and Main Street around 7:30 p.m.

MATA said the bus driver reported a check engine light coming on in the cab. After waiting an hour for a service technician, the driver decided to crank the engine and head back to the depot.

That's when the engine caught fire. No passengers were on the bus and the fire was contained to the engine area.

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