- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - A transit system serving four counties in northwest Arkansas has restricted its service after an early morning fire destroyed nearly all its buses.

Ozark Regional Transit says the fire broke out Tuesday in a bus canopy in Springdale, and 20 buses were destroyed. Officials say four buses weren’t seriously damaged, nor was the system’s minivan fleet.

Officials say they’ve reached out to other transportation entities to aid in restoring full service in the area. Ozark Regional Transit says it hopes to replace nine of the buses by next week.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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