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Buses catch fire in Rock Island

Viewer submitted pictures and video show several buses on fire.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — A fire broke out at 25th Ave and 7th St. in Rock Island.

Credit: Luke C

7 Metrolink natural gas buses were completely destroyed.

Officials say it was a retired fleet of 8 buses, owned by MetroLink but waiting to go to auction. They were being stored at storage space at Closed And Company.

No value was given, but they were "past their useful life."