Bus out of Minneapolis catches fire in ND

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Authorities Monday are investigating the cause of a bus fire on a coach on its way from Minneapolis to Missoula, Mont.

Flames engulfed the 8-year-old Jefferson Lines bus near Williston, N.D., at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, but the 20 passengers got off the bus safely, the Associated Press reported. The bus was destroyed, a company official told the AP on Monday.

A company maintenance official examined the bus prior to its departure from Minneapolis as part of routine inspections, a spokesman told the AP.

A passenger told KECI-TV NBC Montana a school bus picked up the group of passengers and brought them into Williston.

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