Megabus Catches Fire on I-84 in Danbury

A Megabus traveling from Boston to New York caught fire while traveling on Interstate 84 West in Danbury on Thursday afternoon.

Eddie Murphy, a passenger on the bus, said he and other passengers heard a loud bang or pop on the left side of the bus and thought the tire blew or the bus was hit, then they smelled burning rubber and saw fire.

Police said they received the first report of fire in the area of exit 4 at 12:11 p.m. When they arrived, the passengers were already out of the bus.

The firefighters arrived quickly, Murphy said, and he and other people on the bus were outside for around an hour until three small buses arrived and brought them to a McDonald's unil two bigger buses arrived to bring the group to New York City.

Sean Hughes, associate director of corporate affairs, Megabus North America, said the bus was involved in "an incident" around noon and the company is cooperating fully with local officials. 

"Safety is's number one priority," Huges said in a statement.

No one was injured.

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