Bee spray ignites bus |

Bee spray ignites bus

John HartThis bus caught on fire due to the use of flammable fluid used to kill a nest of bees that lived in the vehicle.
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Flammable fluid used to kill a nest of bees inside a unoccupied school bus ignited Saturday and completely burned the vehicle, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported.

The call for help came at 2:50 p.m., CDF officials said.

The cause of the fire was human negligence, Matt Thau, CDF fire apparatus engineer, said Sunday. The fire started when the liquid used to kill the insects ignited, he said.

The bus, parked on land off Jupiter Drive near Greenhorn Road, was once used as a home, Thau said. The bus was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Damages were estimated at $2,400, the CDF log indicates.

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