Fire Marshals: School bus fires declared accidental

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Courtesy: Ripley Volunteer Fire Department

UPDATE (4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 27): The WV State Fire Marshal’s Office has declared that the school bus fires in Ripley last week were accidental.


UPDATE (3:09 p.m. on Friday, September 24): Around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, the Ripley Volunteer Fire Department was told of a bus on fire at the bus garage in Ripley. Crews found three buses on fire and a fourth with minor heat damage. Ripley PD, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and JCEMS all responded to help on the scene.


RIPLEY, WV (WOWK)—According to the Ripley Police Department, Ripley PD and the State Fire Marshal are investigating a fire at the transportation office.

The fire led to the damage of several school buses.

Ripley PD says they do not suspect arson at this time, but they are investigating all leads.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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