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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/25/2010

Bus carrying kids catches fire; no one injured

By Washington Post editors

Authorities in Frederick say 42 children and six adults escaped injury when the bus carrying them to a Pennsylvania ski resort caught fire on Interstate 270.

Maryland State Police Cpl. Josh Kerns said Thursday the group was bound for the Liberty Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, Pa. He said he didn’t know where they were from.

Police say the children were 8 to 15 years old.

Troopers were dispatched at 9:14 a.m. and found the rear of the bus engulfed in flames on the shoulder of northbound I-270 just south of Route 85.

Frederick County Emergency Services spokesman Michael Dmuchowski says a public transit bus was sent to get the travelers off the highway until other travel arrangements could be made.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | February 25, 2010; 12:40 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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This article seems to be missing some information.

My first question: What company owned the bus?

The second (might not be as easily discovered): Why did the bus catch fire?

Posted by: Maryland2 | February 26, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

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