Nassau fire officials: Decommissioned NICE buses caught fire; no injuries
Nassau fire officials have confirmed that nearly a dozen Nassau Inter-County-Express (NICE) buses are on fire.
The News 12 newsroom received multiple calls about black billowing smoke near Cedar Creek Park in Seaford.
Officials say the buses were decommissioned, parked in a back parking lot and waiting to be taken to a junk yard.
James Hickman of the Nassau’s Fire Marshal’s office said firefighters encountered challenges with getting access and water to the fire, but they got it under control soon after arriving.
“People as far as Long Beach could see the smoke. We had the buses, we had tires. These are natural gas buses. There is no natural gas on the buses, but they still had compressed gas cylinders. Some of those ruptured. It was rather spectacular. There was shrapnel going a good distance,” he said.
He also stated no one was injured and that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.