Massive fire destroys dozens of school buses in Washington

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Puyallup police say that explosions were heard coming from the fire and that roads in the area have been closed.

Almost 70 people were evacuated when a fire started Wednesday afternoon at the Puyallup School District bus barn.

Firefighters pour water on burning buses during a fire at the Puyallup School District bus garage in Puyallup, Wash., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.

Puyallup police said the fire was under control by 3:40 p.m. and that there were no reported injuries. There is no word yet as to what started the fire.

Around 28 school buses were damaged or destroyed.

Central Pierce Fire officials said all Puyallup School District employees were accounted for.

Officials are reluctant to state the full impact this will have on the local schools, as classes don't begin until September 6.

Police said that at least 28 buses have been damaged, with 10 vehicles reduced to scorched frames.

Puyallup is about 36 miles south of Seattle.

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