Bus Fire In Deerfield, Illinois

One of the possible hazards that can happen to motorists and passengers is when a car or vehicle fire occurs.  While these incidents are somewhat rare, they can happen for a variety of reasons.

An example of a bus fire was seen today (June 4, 2014) in Deerfield, Illinois.

The fire occurred on a charter bus that was carrying 54 Indiana school children and their chaperones to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.  As the bus was traveling on the Tristate Tollway (I-94) near Deerfield Road in Deerfield, the driver of the bus, identified as Walter Lay, heard a “pop” around 11:10 a.m.  Realizing that a rear tire on the bus had blown, the bus driver exited onto Deerfield Road.

An excerpt from the June 4, 2014 Deerfield Review article titled “No injuries after bus catches fire near Deerfield” :

“The blowout caused a mechanical problem, which caused a fire,” said Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Ray Larson. “The fire spread into the cabin of the bus.”

Everyone that was on the bus was able to be evacuated before smoke or fire was able to enter the cabin of the bus.  No one was injured during this bus fire.

As seen in pictures of the bus, the amount of smoke emanating from the bus was significant.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County bus fire can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Deerfield Review article mentioned above, as well as the June 4 Highland Park & Deerfield TribLocal article titled “No injuries in Deerfield charter bus fire.”


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