Bus catches fire during morning route

February 22, 2010 4:53:48 AM PST
A Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus caught fire on its morning route but no passengers were on board and nobody was hurt. DART spokesman Mark Ball says the engine caught fire early Monday in Richardson as the bus had just pulled out to begin service.

Ball says the bus was northbound on Highway 75 when the "the bus operator saw the smoke" and pulled off busy Central Expressway.

Ball says Richardson firefighters put out the pre-dawn blaze. No damage estimate was immediately available.