School bus damaged in fire at Eden Prairie Schools garage

- A fire at a school bus garage in Eden Prairie damaged one school bus, according to Eden Prairie Assistant Fire Chief Becki White.

White says at 7:52 p.m. Friday a passerby called 911 to report smoke in the area near Wallace Road and Technology Drive in Eden Prairie.

Firefighters discovered a school bus caught fire in the maintenance side of the Eden Prairie Schools bus garage at 8055 Wallace Road. 

Luckily, the commercial sprinklers kept the fire from spreading throughout the building and to the other buses inside. About six to eight buses were in close proximity to the bus on fire, but they were not damaged.

The firefighters battled heavy smoke conditions and successfully put out the fire. 

The building has some smoke damage. The entire front end of the bus that caught fire was damaged. It is likely a total loss.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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