OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - A Greyhound bus caught fire on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 just west of the Interstate Highway 980-State Highway 24 interchange in Oakland on Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The bus, which originated in San Francisco, was ultimately destined for Los Angeles. CHP Officer Herman Baza said it appears a problem with the bus's engine caused the fire at about 5:30 p.m. tonight. The driver and seven passengers got off the bus before flames engulfed the vehicle.
Baza said the bus driver and passengers were taken to the Greyhound station in downtown Oakland, where they were put onto another Los Angeles-bound bus. The bus that burned had not been scheduled to stop in Oakland, Baza said.
Several lanes were blocked while firefighters put the fire out. But they were back open shortly after 9 p.m.