Massachusetts State Police Media Release–030216–State Police Investigate Bus Fire on Massachusetts Turnpike in Southborough.
Today at 2:20 PM Troopers from the Weston barracks and fire fighters from Southborough responded to a Bus fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike west bound at mile marker 106. The bus fire was extinguished by Southborough Fire with assistance from Westborough and Hopkinton fire departments using foam. All 45 passengers and the driver were transported to the Westborough rest area using a school bus provided by Ashland Police department. No passengers were injured. The bus is operated by SOE TOUR Inc. The Massachusetts Turnpike west bound was closed for half an hour while the fire was extinguished. All lanes were opened by 3:45 PM resulting in a partial closure for 1 ½ hours.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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