This is breaking news…
A bus is on fire- possible explosion in New York City according to police dispatches in New York City.
A team of dispatchers – New York City Alerts reported this:
Brooklyn: *Bus On Fire* Box #2748. 7 Ave & 92 St. U/D; units repotring a MTA bus exploded involving 6 cars. NY01
Brooklyn: *Bus On Fire* 7 Ave & 92 St. U/D; EMS treating 7 victims, 1 in serious condition likely to die. Fire is knocked down. NY01
A twin-size mattress that ended up under an MTA bus is being blamed for sparking a bizarre Thursday night Brooklyn blaze that left the bus and six parked cars torched.
The S53 bus from Staten Island ran over the mattress just after 11 p.m. and dragged it across the Verrazano Bridge, a police source said.
Metal springs in the mattress apparently punctured the bus’ gas tank, setting the coach ablaze moments after the driver pulled over in Bay Ridge and evacuated passengers.
Witnesses said gas from the bus spilled into the gutter on Dahlgren Place near 92nd St., triggering a fiery stream underneath a half-dozen cars that rapidly went up in flames.
No one was injured.