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Passengers escape NJ Transit bus fire in Old Bridge

June 28, 2012 4:47:55 AM PDT
A fire on a New Jersey Transit bus forced 28 passengers to escape onto Route 9 in Old Bridge Thursday morning.

Fire broke out in the rear of the bus, around the tire, as it traveled north just after 6 a.m.

The driver noticed flames from the back of the bus and pulled over near Schulmeister Road.

All 28 passengers all got off the bus without injury. They were placed on another bus.

The bus, on Route 132, was headed from Lakewood to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

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