Bus catches fire on New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny

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A bus caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday evening. (Photo: @Megxmeany/Twitter)

A bus caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday evening. (Photo: @Megxmeany/Twitter)

KEARNY, N.J. — A bus burst into flames on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday evening.

The fire broke out around 6 p.m., on the Western Spur southbound Interchange 15W – I-280 in Kearny.

Officials initially closed two lanes but the turnpike has since reopened.

It was not immediately clear if the bus is privately owned or a NJ Transit bus.

A photo uploaded to Twitter shows the bus on fire on the side of the highway.

It is unknown if there are any injuries.

Drivers should seek alternate routes.

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