Bus Carrying Soldiers Caught Fire on I-44


DOOLITTLE, Mo –  A group of soldiers and a bus driver safe after their bus caught fire on I-44 Wednesday night.

The Doolittle Rural Fire Protection District was dispatched to a reported bus fire on eastbound I-44. According to the DRFPD, before fire crews got there the driver was able to pull the bus over and knock the fire down with a fire extinguisher. 

The bus was full of soldiers on their way to the airport in St. Louis to go home for Christmas.

Rescue Pumper 6614 had to deploy a hose line in order to extinguish the remaining fire. 

According to the DRFPD’s Facebook page, the night before, a bus similar to this used to transport soldiers to the airport completely burned up on I-44 near Marshfield.

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