Bus Heading from Massachusetts to New York Catches Fire in Hartford

A bus traveling from Massachusetts to New York caught fire in Hartford around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Around 30 people were on the Academy bus when it caught fire on Columbus Boulevard and another bus was called in to bring the passengers to their destination.

Deputy Chief Jim Errickson said the fire was at the back of the bus.


The bus driver saw smoke, evacuated the passengers and no one was injured.

“Academy Bus is grateful for the prompt response of fire and first responders to the Go Buses motor coach fire this morning in Hartford, CT. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation,” Ben Martin, spokesperson for Academy Bus/Go Buses, said in a statement. “All passengers and the bus operator were evacuated off the bus safely, and a replacement bus is already transporting them to their final destination. We thank our passengers for their understanding during this unexpected delay in their travel plans.”

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