Bus Fire Causes Major Backup on the 5 Freeway in Castaic

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A bus fire on the Northbound 5 freeway near Castaic caused a major backup Sunday afternoon.

According to a CHP incident report, a tour bus caught on fire around 3 p.m. on I-5 south fo Templin Highway. The bus carried about 50-60 people, but all were able to escape. No injuries were reported.

CHP says the bus was completely burned. The fire spread to brush in the mountains.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

One lane on the northbound 5 Freeway south of Templin Highway in Castaic is expected to be closed until at least 8 p.m.

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