Bus catches fire on southbound I-5 express lanes in Seattleon January 11, 2013 @ 7:33 am (Updated: 10:51 am - 1/11/13 )
See all photos
A Sound Transit articulated bus safely evacuated all of its passengers, after a fire started near the rear tires or axel, according to Washington State Trooper Julie Judson.
"They offloaded passengers onto the shoulder. Shortly after the bus (became) very fully engulfed," Judson described.
There are no reports of passenger related injuries. Firefighters utilized a near by overpass to help put out the fire that lasted nearly 30 minutes.
The Washington State Patrol reopened all express lanes in the southbound direction around 9:30 a.m. Earlier in the morning, state troopers started working to turn around vehicles on the express lanes and get them onto I-5 southbound.
At the Finish Line
The man who saved horse racing in Washington tells Dori Monson why he's stepping away
Week In Photos
Stunning images from around the world this week
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.