Metro bus bursts into flames in Maplewood

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MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) - It was a scary morning for some Metro Bus passengers and the driver after a bus caught fire in a Maplewood residential area.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. Thursday in the 7600 block of Folk.   It is unclear what caused the bus to catch fire, but the fire was so intense the tires on the bus reportedly exploded.

Several fire crews from Maplewood, Richmond Heights and other areas responded to help put out the flames.

At this time, there are no reports of injures.