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A bus caught fire Sunday evening at a depot near the Duwamish Waterway, but the fire quickly came under control after causing some $40,000 worth of damage, the Seattle Fire Department said.

Units were dispatched to 4500 West Marginal Way SW, southwest of downtown Seattle, at 8:32 pm Sunday, according to the city of Seattle’s emergency response log. But at 8:51 pm the department reported in its Twitter account that the fire was under control.

The cause is under investigation, the department said. The fire started in the engine compartment of a private coach at a maintenance facility where other buses were parked. 911 was alerted when workers spotted smoke coming out of the engine, the Fire Department said.

The site where the bus caught fire belongs to Horizon Coach Lines of Seattle, according to the website officespace.com.