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Prison bus catches on fire while transporting inmates

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ABILENE, Texas -

A prison bus catches fire as it was taking convicts to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison units northeast of Abilene.

The prison bus pulled over at the intersection of FM 604 and Highway 36 in Southern Callahan County.  Volunteer firefighters from several Callahan County departments were sent to the scene around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.

The prison bus was evacuated and there are no reports of any injuries to either prisoners or corrections officers.  Flames from the bus started a grass fire nearby.  Investigators believe the fire started in the engine of the bus although an exact cause has not been determined. The Clyde and Eula Fire Departments responded along with the Callahan County sheriff's office and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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