MATA bus catches fire in Hickory Hill - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MATA bus catches fire in Hickory Hill

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A MATA bus caught fire on Tuesday afternoon.

The burning bus, traveling along Line 7, pulled over near the intersection of Raines Road and Berrybrook Cove.

MLGW crews arrived to repair a power line that was damaged during the blaze.

The fire appears to have started in the back of the bus near the generator.

"There was smoke everywhere," said witness Wanda Obergefell. "And I thought at first it was a school bus but then I saw it was a MATA bus. And then the whole back end of it was engulfed in flames and I turned around because I was afraid it was gonna blow up."

According to MATA, everyone got off of the bus safely and no one was injured.

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