School bus fire contained on I-20E near HWY 155

School bus fire contained on I-20E near HWY 155
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POSTED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 4:21pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 6:32pm

UPDATE (5:09 P.M.):  Winona and Jackson Heights Fire Departments responded to reports of  school bus fire around 4:00 p.m., on Friday on I-20 near the Highway 155 exit.

The bus driver was the only person on the bus at the time of the fire and he is okay.

Eastbound traffic on I-20 was reportedly backed up.


According to the Smith County Fire Marshal, a school bus has caught fire on Interstate 20 East close to Highway 155.

Officials tell KETK, the bus dirver was the only one on the bus when it caught fire and he is okay.

KETK has a crew on scene and will update information as it become available.

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