Bus Carrying Penn State Students Catches Fire

Spring break contained one last adventure for some students headed back to State College from Maryland on Saturday.

Around 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a Martz Trailways bus full of Penn State students caught on fire while driving along Interstate 70 near Breezewood, Pa., about 100 miles south of State College.

The bus was one of three that was sponsored by the Washington DC Alumni Association to transport students back to Penn State from spring break.

“In one bus, students smelled smoke and the bus driver pulled over and evacuated [it]. He was also able to remove the luggage from the storage area below, but some students left belongings on the bus, which became engulfed in flames. No one was injured,” Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers wrote in an email.

No one was injured in the fire, but not all were able to recover their belongings before exiting the smoking bus. Penn State is currently offering arrangements to students who lost their possessions in yesterday’s fire.

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