BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WBBM) — No one was injured when a Greyhound bus burst into flames on a Chicago-to-Minneapolis trip overnight.
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol and a passenger, the bus caught fire in a rest area along Interstate 94 a few miles from Black River Falls, Wis.
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Marqueese Russell of Minneapolis had been returning home after visiting family in Chicago.
He says passengers began smelling rubber burning and told the driver who pulled in to the next rest area.
Russell tells WBBM Newsradio 780 that as the 30 or so passengers were getting off the bus, the tires popped and the rear of the bus began burning.
Russell says all his belongings were “burned to a crisp”.
No one was injured.
A school bus took the passengers to a nearby motel where they waited for another Greyhound for the rest of their trip.
The cause of the bus fire was not yet known as of later Wednesday morning.