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  2/26/2013, Adar 16, 5773

Report: Fire Chief Threatens to Shut Down Bus Company

Fire and Rescue Commissioner Shachar Ayalon is threatening to close the Egged bus cooperative if it does not install fire-extinguising systems in its 3,300 buses, according to a Tuesday-morning report by Yediot Acharonot.

The threat was made in the wake of the fact that 125 buses were burned in the last 18 months, including more than 100 dedicated to public transportation in 2012.