Officials investigating fire that destroyed 4 buses as possible arson

Four Elgin elementary school buses were destroyed by fire as they sat in a school parking lot this morning, and authorities were investigating the incident as possible arson.

The buses were parked in the southeast corner of the lot, but well away from Prairie View Grade School, at 10N630 Nessler Road in unincorporated Elgin, said Kane County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Pat Gengler.

“It’s highly unlikely that they caught fire out of nowhere,” Gengler said. “We can’t say it’s arson for sure but it’s highly suspicious.”

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