Sky 5 caught video of a Bolt Bus exploding on the Massachusetts Turnpike Monday afternoon.
A bus transporting passengers from New York City to Boston caught fire between Weston and Newton outside of Boston on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) at Mile Marker 124 about 5:00 p.m. Monday.
Video showed flames and heavy black smoke showing from the red-and-white Bolt bus parked on the shoulder. A violent explosion of flames that caused windows to be blown out followed a rush of flames from the rear to the front of the bus.
All passengers apparently evacuated before the fire spread and explosion occurred. No injuries were reported.
Massachusetts State police closed the eastbound lanes of the highway in suburban Newton but then reopened Lane 1 — the left travel lane after the fire was extinguished by firefighters. The entire highway reopened around 7 p.m.
One of 46 passengers on the bus reported the bus stopped in Connecticut for a mechanical issue, but then continued to Boston.
The bus company says it transferred the passengers to another bus ton finish the trip to Boston. BoltBus, owned by Greyhound, is an intercity bus common carrier that operates low cost, non-stop and limited-stop, premium level routes in the northeast and western United States and British Columbia, Canada. BoltBus operates as an entirely separate business Greyhound Lines.
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