Driver or Fire Fighter?

On my way to work this morning, my bus pulled up to the stop on Grant and Nicollet. Almost immediately, I began smelling something burning, kind of like a campfire. I looked up and noticed that others were wrinkling their noses and looking around, also trying to place the smell. I looked out my window and realized that the smell was coming from the garbage on the curb, which was completely on fire– like, blazing with flames. The bus driver grabbed a fire extinguisher from under a seat in the front of the bus, ran off the bus, and quickly (and quite expertly I might add) put out the offending garbage can fire. Upon his return, everyone on the bus gave him a round of applause.

Thanks, #17 bus driver! Crisis averted.

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