Tour Bus Blaze Shuts Down Major Highway Northwest of Atlanta

A tour bus caught fire on the southbound side of Interstate 285 in Smyrna, Georgia, on Wednesday, October 13.

Cobb County Fire officials said no passengers were on board and the driver was able to get out.

All southbound lanes were closed as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze and clean up the wreckage, Cobb County said.

The cause of the fire was unknown at the time of writing.

Video filmed by Niketa Patel from a nearby overpass shows the bus engulfed in flames, which also spread to nearby grass. Credit: Niketa Patel via Storyful

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