Center for Disability Services buses damaged in fire

According to the Albany City Fire Department, six buses caught fire Tuesday at the Center for the Disabled bus yard.

ALBANY N.Y. – According to the Albany City Fire Department, six buses used by the Center for Disability Services caught fire Tuesday.

The buses were housed in the South Pearl Street Garage. The fire began just before 2 a.m. and quickly spread through the fleet. The Albany City Fire Department extinguished the fire after about 30 to 45 minutes.

A total of six CFDS’s buses were damaged. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

The fire did not slow down the center. Later Tuesday morning, the center took part in an event to bring a visit from Santa to the children it serves. The Deputy Executive Director, Anne Schneider Costigan, said nothing will stop them.

“Even in the face of adversity here at the center, we will continue to provide the programs and services that we do,” she said. “We will continue. We know the community will support us, and we will just go on as usual.”

The cause of the fire is unknown. Fire officials will be checking in with the center to see if they have working surveillance cameras to aid in their investigation.

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