I-70 in Pa. reopens after fire on bus with Kentucky students

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania highway has fully reopened after a tour bus carrying Kentucky middle school students caught fire.

The bus caught fire on westbound Interstate 70 in Buffalo Township, about 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

The Oldham County School District near Louisville says the driver of the bus evacuated 70 passengers after seeing smoke early Thursday.

No injuries were reported.

Police say the students and parents from Oldham County Middle School in La Grange, Kentucky were returning from a school trip in New York.

Local school buses took the evacuated passengers to a nearby rest stop where they waited for a new charter bus.

The bus was one of three privately owned charter buses the district was using for the field trip.

 

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