Purdue University bus catches fire in Kansas; no injuries

Jan 4, 2016 8:47 PM by News Staff

BREWSTER, Kan. (AP) - About 60 Purdue University students are safe after their charter bus caught fire in western Kansas.

Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Tod Hileman says the bus was headed to Colorado for a ski trip when it caught fire Monday on Interstate 70 about 5 miles east of Brewster. No one was injured.

The Salina Journal reports a bus from Brewster High School picked up the students. They spent much of the day in the school's gym shooting baskets and waiting for another chartered bus to pick them up.

Hileman says the bus was one of four traveling together to Colorado when the fire occurred. The cause of the fire is unclear. Hileman says it destroyed the inside of the bus and damaged the outside.

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