CT Transit Bus Catches Fire on I-91 in Hartford

One person was taken to the hospital after a CT Transit bus caught fire while traveling down Interstate 91 Friday morning.

Hartford fire officials said the bus was traveling on I-91S back from Bradley International Airport when smoke started to fill the passenger area. The driver pulled over at the State Street exit and activated the fire extinguishing system to quell the flames. Firefighters responded and knocked down the fire.

None of the five passengers onboard at the time were hurt. The driver suffered some smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Fire investigators said they believe the fire started by some kind of side component like the air conditioning, not the engine.

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