Scott County school bus catches fire on I-75 after football game in Lexington

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Posted at 12:19 AM, Sep 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-25 08:03:38-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two lanes of I-75 are now back open after a Scott County school bus caught on fire late Friday night.

The fire caused 100 gallons of fuel to leak onto the road, and crews cleaned it up until about 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The fire happened at 10:50 p.m. Friday on the I-75 Northern split near the 118-mile marker. There were 36 people on the bus.

According to a tweet by Scott County Schools, the bus was carrying football players back from a football game in Lexington.

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“We’re lucky a truck driver pulled beside them and flagged them down and said fire," said Wes Lingerfelt, whose son was on the bus. "Then a bunch of them stopped and used their fire extinguishers on the bus but it went up in flames.”

All passengers are reported to be safe.