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Tour bus catches fire on NB-15 freeway near Wild Wash Road

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A tour bus fire on the northbound 15 freeway between Wild Wash and Hodge Roads prompted the California Highway Patrol to temporarily shut down several lanes.

Firefighters with San Bernardino County Fire were dispatched to a vehicle fire at about 10:00 am, on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Firefighters arrived on scene and located the tour bus fully engulfed along the right shoulder of the freeway and confirmed all occupants had safely exited the bus.

Cell phone video and photos shared with Victor Valley News, showed a couple dozen passengers standing along a dirt hill away from the fully engulfed bus. Information on the bus or where it was heading are unknown at this time, however, the side of the bus read El Paso – Los Angeles.

CHP responded to the scene and shut down the no.2 and 3 lanes as firefighters and emergency personnel fought the blaze and checked on the passengers.

Scanner traffic reported the fire was contained by 10:48 am, and was mostly contained to the bus with the exception of a small vegetation spot.

County firefighters have requested a bus from VVTA to respond to allow the approximately 40 passengers to sit inside an air controlled climate as they wait approximately 2 hours for the replacement bus to arrive.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and no injuries have been reported. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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