Charter bus fire causes big delays on I-5 in Seattle

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SEATTLE -- A charter bus fire caused major delays during the Friday afternoon commute on I-5 in Seattle.

Video from a WSDOT cam showed a white charter bus underneath an overpass near Spokane Street. Flames were shooting out of the bus shortly after 2:00 p.m in the northbound lanes. The bridge turned black as firefighters arrived and worked to put out the fire.

Seattle firefighters said everyone made it off of the bus safely and no injuries were reported. The fire was extinguished just before 3:00 p.m.

Northbound lanes were blocked at the West Seattle Bridge for nearly an hour.

Southbound lanes were also moving slowly past the scene due to smoke and the distraction.

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Seattle DOT said Airport Way was briefly closed for emergency vehicles.

Firefighters said a King County Metro bus was sent to pick up the passengers who were forced off of the charter bus.


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