Passenger Bus Fire Blocks I-57 Tuesday

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Published on June 11 2014 8:51 am
Last Updated on June 11 2014 8:51 am
Written by Greg Sapp

A fire on a passenger bus resulted in I-57 being blocked for a time Tuesday morning.

The fire started in the motor area of the passenger bus along the southbound lanes of the interstate near the Watson-Mason interchange about 11am.  The fire spread into the cab of the vehicle.  

There were just two people on the passenger bus, and neither was injured.

Both southbound lanes of I-57 were shut down for more than a half-hour.

Watson firefighters and Illinois State Police handled the incident, with assistance from Effingham and Edgewood Bi-County fire companies.