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.
“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.