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Metro buses catch fire in Carson

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Los Angeles County firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at a transportation hub in Carson where three Metro buses caught fire Tuesday morning.

The L.A. County Fire Department received a call at 10:26 a.m., and firefighters were dispatched to the 21000 block of South Wilmington Avenue in Carson, between East Dominguez Street and East 213 Street, spokeswoman Leslie Lua said.

The area is a mix of residential and industrial buildings, with manufacturing, transportation and distribution companies running along South Wilmington Avenue.

It was not immediately clear how the buses caught fire. The Fire Department said all three vehicles used compressed natural gas for power.

Photographs from the scene showed a trio of charred buses being hosed down next to a line of orange Metro buses that had not been touched by the fire.

Authorities announced that one person was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

Fire protection in Carson is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department which operates out of Fire Stations 10, 36, 105, 116, and 127. Ambulance transportation is provided by McCormick Ambulance Service Station 17. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the Carson Station in Carson.

Carson is a city in Los Angeles County, California, located 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown Los Angeles[11] and approximately 14 miles away from the Los Angeles International Airport.[12] Incorporated on February 20, 1968, Carson is the newest municipality in the South Bay region of Metropolitan Los Angeles.[13] As of the 2019, it had a population of 91,394.

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