Disney Cruise Line bus destroyed by fire!

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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.

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Thank God no one was hurt - let’s hope their cruise stays clear of Frances!

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I saw this, too. Unbelievable. Thank goodness no one was injured…smart driver!!

That will be a vacation to remember!!

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it is important to NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DISNEY BUS IT IS OPERATED BY MEARS TRANSPORTAION. they are blaming the cuase on a tire fire at this time, tire fires are the hardest fires to put out and normally the hardest to see. This was Great driver to handle this the way he did. He saved many injuries and proably many lives today.

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Bravo to that smart thinking driver. I am so glad that no one was hurt.