TROY, Ill. ( -- No injuries reported after a Greyhound bus caught on fire on Interstate 55 in the Metro East Sunday evening. 

Greyhound bus catches fire on I-55

Left photo:Elijah Haas. Right photo: Janet Klockenga

Police said the bus caught on fire on northbound I-55 about five miles north of Troy. The cause of the fire is still unclear. The bus wasn't involved in an accident.

Crews managed to put the fire out. Passengers were able to exit the bus in time and there are no reported injuries.

A Greyhound spokeswoman sent this statement to News 4:

We are thankful for the safety of our passengers and driver today following a thermal incident involving one of our buses. While we do not know the cause of the incident at this time, we can report there were no injuries. We are currently in the process of coordinating a relief bus to transport passengers to their next destination.

Greyhound bus down to the frame after catching on fire on I-55

Northbound I-55 was shortly shut down while crews towed the bus. The interstate has reopened for drivers.

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