Party Bus ‘Engulfed in Flames' on I-294

Only the driver was on the bus, and nobody was hurt in the incident

A party bus suddenly became “engulfed in flames” Saturday afternoon on the Tristate Tollway in the northwest suburbs. Nobody was hurt in the incident.

The party bus caught fire in the northbound lanes of I-294 at milepost 39 in Schiller Park at about 2:40 p.m., according to Illinois State Police District 15.

Only the driver was on the bus at the time, and he was able to escape the bus without injury, state police said.

The blaze was extinguished and the bus is being towed, state police said. One northbound lane of the tollway remains closed as of 3:30 p.m.

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