Passengers Safely Evacuated After Bus Catches on Fire - NBC 6 South Florida

Passengers Safely Evacuated After Bus Catches on Fire

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    RAW VIDEO: Firefighters Battle Blaze Aboard Bus

    Cameras were rolling as firefighters battled a fire onboard a bus on I-75. 

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018)

    Fire crews responded to a bus fire Saturday afternoon on I-95, officials said.

    Miami Fire Rescue said the fire broke out just after 1:30 p.m. on I-95 Southbound near the 62nd Street on-ramp.

    The bus was full of passengers.

    Firefighters arrived on scene to find passengers evacuating the area. The inside of the bus was full of smoke.

    Bus Catches Fire on I-95

    [MI] Bus Catches Fire on I-95

    For NBC 6, Andrea Cruz explains how a bus caught fire Saturday on I-95.

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018)

    Once firefighters got in the bus, they found flames throughout the cabin and quickly put it out. Crews were able to determine that everyone got off the bus safely.

    The driver told officials he picked up passengers from the airport and were on the way to the Port of Miami. Passengers complained of feeling warm, and the driver turned on the air conditioning. Moments later, passengers reported smelling smoke and the driver turned off the AC.

    Passengers continued to smell smoke, which is when the driver pulled over. The driver was able to evacuate the bus and tried to put out the fire using a fire extinguisher.

    Passengers on the bus were able to grab their luggage and move to a safe area on the highway median.

    Two passengers were evaluated: one for smoke inhalation and another for scratches while trying to evacuate. No one was taken to the hospital and a second bus was on scene to take passengers to the port.

    I-95 Southbound was closed for a short period of time while officials conducted their investigation, but it has since re-opened.