Little Leaguers Escape From Burning Bus

By: AP
By: AP

LEWISBURG, Pa. - A bus carrying two Asian teams leaving the Little League World Series caught fire early Monday, but the children escaped safely.

The bus was carrying the second-place team from Japan and a team from Taipei when it caught fire near Bucknell University after leaving South Williamsport at 6 a.m., Susquehanna Trailways spokeswoman Amy Brooks said.

The teams and their chaperones got off the bus on U.S. Route 15 and the driver called the fire department, Brooks said.

The fire probably started in the engine compartment and heavily damaged the rear of the vehicle, the William Cameron Engine Company said in a statement.

Another Susquehanna Trailways bus arrived to take the teams to Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Little League spokesman Lance Van Auken said.

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