Bus catches fire near Williston, passengers stranded


MISSOULA, Mont. - We have breaking news out of Williston North Dakota.

Sunday night passengers on board a Jefferson Line bus headed from Minneapolis to Missoula managed to escape unharmed before flames engulfed the bus.

A few passengers on board sent NBC Montana pictures of the bus as it burned on the side of the road. 

Missoula resident Angel Ogden called us at 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening to give us the details; she says about 20 people were on board the Jefferson Line bus when it caught fire outside of Williston, North Dakota.

Ogden says everyone's accounted for and okay but several of them did lose their luggage and other valuables like wallets, I.D. cards and social security cards.

She tells NBC Montana a school bus picked the group up and brought them into Williston.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

We've put in calls to the Jefferson Bus line to see when the passengers will be brought to Missoula and we'll let you know what happens.

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