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MTA bus catches fire in the Bronx

Posted at 7:59 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 08:00:16-04

FORDHAM MANOR, the Bronx — An MTA bus became engulfed in flames in the Bronx Wednesday morning.

It happened along Grand Concourse and East Kingsbridge Road shortly after 7:30 a.m.

The blaze appeared to have been contained to the rear of the bus.

The bus driver initially smelled smoke, then smelled smoke before rushing passengers off the bus, according to witnesses on scene.

All passengers got into another bus, witnesses said.

No injuries were reported. The bus driver was taken to a nearby hospital for observation due to the fact she is asthmatic.

Video from Citizen App shows the bus on fire, with heavy smoke coming from the vehicle.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.