A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus caught fire in the city’s Outer Richmond neighborhood this morning, a Muni spokesman said.

The fire was reported at 6:46 a.m. in the engine of a 38-Geary bus parked at Point Lobos Avenue and 48th Avenue near Lands End, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

The fire damaged the left rear side of the bus and was extinguished a couple of minutes later, Rose said.
Rose said the bus driver and one passenger were on board at the time but were not injured.

The bus has since been towed back to a Muni maintenance yard and investigators will look at the vehicle’s surveillance video to try to figure out what caused the fire, he said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • Shawked

    It’s likely the MUNI driver will claim workman’s comp and be out for six months.

    • DJango cfMC FEROX

      well they all took a 3 hour break after this, everyone trying to get to work from the outer richmond district can assure you. Before I read this article I thought maybe all the MUNI drivers were going on strike already for BART

  • Shawked

    It’s likely the MUNI driver will claim workman’s comp and be out for six months.

    • DJango cfMC FEROX

      well they all took a 3 hour break after this, everyone trying to get to work from the outer richmond district can assure you. Before I read this article I thought maybe all the MUNI drivers were going on strike already for BART

  • sfsoma

    It’s a very, very poorly maintained and managed system. .

    http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2011/02/muni-cited-for-safety-violations.html

  • sfsoma

    It’s a very, very poorly maintained and managed system. .

    http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2011/02/muni-cited-for-safety-violations.html