ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A Disney tour bus carrying 54 passengers caught fire and was destroyed Thursday as it traveled to Port Canaveral, according to Local 6 News.
Officials said the fire was reported on the Disney bus at about 2:15 p.m. on the side of the Beeline Expressway between Dallas Boulevard and state Road 520.
The bus was reportedly having some type of tire problem before the fire ignited.
Police said when the driver spotted smoke, he immediately pulled the bus over on state Road 528 and evacuated the bus. The vehicle then ignited and was later videotaped completely engulfed by flames.
“The bus driver did a great job,” Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Kerr said. “As soon as he noticed something was not right underneath the vehicle he pulled over and got everyone off the bus before he knew what was wrong.”
There were no injuries in connection with the fire.
A Disney official said another bus was sent to pick up passengers and transport them to their Port Canaveral cruise terminal. Most of passenger’s luggage was sent ahead to the terminal.
The bus was apparently headed eastbound when it caught fire.
The fire forced police to close all lanes of the Beeline Expressway Thursday afternoon.