Durban - The owners of a Durban private owned bus company are counting the costs after three buses caught alight in their depot on Wednesday.
Roselite Bus Service, whose bus depot is in Park Station Road, provides public transport for passengers between Greenwood Park and Durban daily.
Jesse Yasudas, eThekwini Fire Department north divisional commander, explained that they initially received a call of a house on fire because a house was next to the bus depot.
Yasudas said a guard on the property alerted the bus owner, who lived on the property, that the bus was on fire. He said three dogs on the premises were unharmed and did not detect any intruders before the fire started.
"When we arrived three buses were parked next to one another. They were well alight. A house is also on the same property. A fourth bus was driven out by the owner before we arrived. On the side of the property there is a bus workshop," he said.