Sunday, July 31, 2022

Coach Bus Catches Fire Along Route 61 near Orwigsburg

No injuries were reported after a coach bus caught fire near Orwigsburg on Saturday.

Just after 5:00pm, Saturday, emergency personnel were called to northbound Route 61 in North Manheim Township near Orwigsburg in the area of the Mid Penn Bank for a commercial bus fire.

Firefighters arrived to find the rear of a Catawese Coach Lines Bus engulfed in flames.

All occupants of the bus made it off unharmed.

According to those on the bus, the passengers were CACL Financial employees returning from a retreat in the Reading area.

The bus reportedly blew a tire and by the time it pulled over, it caught fire.

Route 61 northbound was closed for a period of time while the scene was cleared.

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