Bus catches fire in Marin County, causing major delays for drivers

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MARIN COUNTY (KRON) — A transit bus caught fire in Marin County Wednesday afternoon, closing East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and the northbound Highway 101 off ramp.

According to the CHP, the bus caught fire just after 2:30 p.m.

A photo released by Central Marin Police showed the Marin Airporter bus engulfed in smoke.

Video showed large flames burning toward the back of the bus.

The fire caused major delays on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and northbound Highway 101.

As of 3:13 p.m., the fire was extinguished and roads were partially reopened, according to police.

The Marin Airporter told KRON4 that a driver and two passengers were on board the bus when the fire began.

All were able to evacuate safely.

The shuttle company is unsure as to how the fire started.

Police encourage drivers to use alternate routes.

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