- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan visited a city bus terminal that was damaged by fire to thank transit employees and firefighters who worked to save dozens of buses from the flames.

During a news event Thursday at the Shoemaker terminal, Duggan and representatives of the Detroit Department of Transportation and the city’s fire department watched surveillance footage of the buses being driven out of the fiery terminal to safety.

The mayor said “we could have lost a third of the buses in the city,” but that didn’t happen thanks to those who “drove 75 buses out of the terminal before the fire could spread.”

The fire, which investigators say started in a vehicle’s engine, knocked out about a half-dozen older buses, all of which already had been scheduled for replacement.

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