Double decker bus ignites on the Cuesta Grade

May 14, 2017

A double-decker bus caught fire on the Cuesta Grade Sunday morning shutting down one lane of northbound Highway 101 traffic for several hours, according to the CHP.

Shortly before 10 a.m., the bus pulled over south of Santa Margarita with smoke coming from the engine. Flames then erupted from the back of the bus.

The bus appears to be a complete loss.

No one was injured in the blaze.







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2 Comments

  1. Myself says:

    That would be caused by the burners that carb has made manditory on large vehicles, those trash burners get so hot that engine compartments start on fire, there have been many fires of this type all causes lead to poor emmision control units.
    The truck that crossed the center divider in northern Ca a couple years ago and hit a Silverado bus here out of San Luis was on fire before it crossed the divider and it was blamed on the emmision trash but carb doesn’t publish those facts, all they want to do is fine owner operators and company’s for trumped up violations.

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