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Bus Fire Blocks Part Of New Jersey Turnpike Eastern Spur In Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- All lanes were blocked on the southbound New Jersey Turnpike Eastern Spur in Newark, after a bus caught fire Friday night.

The bus fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. near Exit 15E, close to Newark Liberty International Airport, officials told CBS2.

Video and photos from the scene showed what appeared to be a small bus completely engulfed in flames, with a massive plume of black smoke.

There were no reports of injuries. It was not immediately learned how many people were on the bus.

New Jersey Turnpike Bus Fire
A bus fire blocked the southbound Eastern Spur of the New Jersey Turnpike on Friday, July 10. (Credit: SHANNENX)

All lanes were blocked at the time of the accident while fire department put it out. By 9:30 p.m., the right lane remained blocked.

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