Bus Bursts into Flames on New Jersey Turnpike

A bus burst into flames on the New Jersey Turnpike Wednesday evening, backing up traffic during the evening rush.

The mini bus was on fire on the southbound service lane near exit 8 in Mercer County, according to state police. The fire started at around 5:15 p.m., and was under control about a half-hour later.

There were no passengers on the bus, police said. The bus driver escaped injury.

The owner of the bus wasn't immediately clear. 

Cellphone video of the fire showed flames engulfing the vehicle, and smoke could be seen billowing from the bus on the turnpike.

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