UPDATE | No injuries after bus fire on I-20 in Aiken County

Published: Sep. 10, 2016 at 6:09 PM EDT
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Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- North Augusta Department of Public safety said they responded to the bus fire on I-20 Saturday and everyone made it out safely.

Police said the back tire of the bus blew out and it caught the engine compartment on fire. All passengers and their luggage were removed. The bus was carrying a group form Chattanooga. Lewis Bus lines came to pick them up.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016


6:38 p.m.

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Everyone on board a charter bus that caught fire on I-20 got off before the fire spread, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

The fire was put out successfully, and no one reported any injuries.

One lane of the interstate has been reopened, and clean-up is under way. Crews say the fire started on the bus, and spread to nearby brush.

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The westbound side of I-20 is shut down due to a brush fire and charter bus on fire.

Aiken County dispatch said the fire was called in around 5:46 p.m. The fire department is on scene to get the fire under control.

Traffic on the westbound side of I-20 is blocked entirely. The fire is located between mile markers 5 and 4.

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