Bus Bursts Into Flames on State Parkway; No Injuries

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) -
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(New Jersey Turnpike Authority via AP)

A bus driver and about two dozen passengers safely evacuated a bus after it burst into flames while traveling on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.

The fire occurred around 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Holmdel, New Jersey. The driver pulled onto the shoulder when he noticed smoke coming from the bus, and the more than 20 passengers aboard got out safely.

The fire destroyed the bus. It also forced the brief closure of the local southbound lanes, but the highway’s express lanes remained open.

The bus was registered to Island Charter of Staten Island, New York. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.