Disney bus bursts into flames in Cerritos
From wire services
Article Launched: 03/18/2008 07:04:27 AM PDT
CERRITOS -- A charter tour bus from Disneyland caught fire on the eastbound Artesia (91) Freeway in Cerritos Monday, causing traffic jams and forcing the passengers to walk to the next freeway exit, authorities said.
The fire was reported at 4:08 p.m. A witness said passengers complained of smoke, and when the driver pulled over to investigate, the bus burst into flames.
Almost two hours later, two lanes of the freeway were still blocked while towing equipment was called to take the disabled vehicle off the freeway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jose Nunez.
He said Disney arranged for another bus to pick up the passengers, and sent a representative to the scene.