New York

Bus in Flames on 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen

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A bus burst into flames early this afternoon on 9th Avenue near 40th Street in Manhattan, according to various reports on Twitter. Smoke reportedly “gushed” from the back engine, though the bus appeared unoccupied. According to bystanders in the area, firefighters were on the scene to control the blaze. More pictures after the jump.

The above photo puts the fire at 40th Street.

But oddly, around the same time, a Twitter user reported “NYC bus terminal on fire” with the below picture, which seems to be a separate incident. If you have any more info, let us know and we’ll update with the latest.

Bad day to be a bus, apparently.

[via Gothamist]

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