Middleboro: School Bus Catches Fire on I-495

A school bus full of passengers bursts into flames this weekend while traveling on I-495 in Middleboro. 

State police say the incident was first reported Saturday before 4pm. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the bus was fully engulfed in flames. Approximately 30 to 35 passengers were on board when the fire broke out. All passengers were safely evacuated from the bus.

 State Police were forced to shut down one of the northbound lanes of the highway near Exit 6 until the blaze was extinguished. No word at this time as to what caused the bus fire.

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