The fire struck the garage of the Ouro Verde bus company in Sumaré (SP), on Thursday night (15). The Fire Department was fired to fight fire. At least seven vehicles were destroyed by fire. No injury information.
The Ouro Verde Garage is located in the Nova Veneza neighborhood. According to the Military Police (PM), the fire began around 10pm. At 11:30 a.m., the fire was under control. Four fire engines from Sumaré, Paulínia, and Americana worked in that location.
An employee of the company told the EPTV Globo TV affiliate that a burning car was part of a fleet that had not been used. Buses that service city lines usually depart this Friday (16).
At least seven buses were hit by fire in Sumaré – Photo: Daniel Mafra / EPTV
Employees avoid further damage
According to firefighters, the fire did not spread to other vehicles because one of the company's employees was able to take the car, which prevented the fire from spreading to other lines parked together.
"An official can get one of the buses in the middle and control the fire only on buses that have been burned," said Bomber Commander Mário Bertolo.
Fifty thousand liters of water are used in combat, according to firefighters. The cause of the fire will be investigated.
The Municipal Civil Guard reported that a company employee saw one of the buses on fire and triggered the Fire Department. The fire spread to other vehicles quickly, the report said.
The fire hit the bus from the Ouro Verde highway in Sumaré – Photo: Reproduction / EPTV
The Ouro Verde Railroad operates in the cities of Sumaré and Nova Odessa, and operates metropolitan lines that connect the cities of Campinas, Americana, Hortolândia, Nova Odessa, Paulínia, Santa Bárbara d & # 39; Oeste and Sumaré.
Fire hit the garage of the bus company in Sumaré – Photo: Daniel Mafra / EPTV