DDOT bus with passengers inside catches fire in Southwest Detroit

No injuries reported

DETROIT – A DDOT bus caught fire Sunday morning in Southwest Detroit.

Five passengers were on the bus. The passengers said they told the driver they could smell smoke.

"When I got on the bus you could smell rubber," passenger Larry Dudley said.

When the driver called the bus terminal about the smell, he was told to drive to the Rosa Parks Transit Center.

“When we got to Beechwood, there was a loud bang," Dudley said.

A pastor ran out of a church to alert the driver that the bus was on fire after he heard a small explosion during choir practice at Messiah Church while the bus was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of West Grand Boulevard and Toledo Street.

The pastor helped get people off the bus.

No injuries were reported. Local 4 is awaiting a comment from a DDOT representative.

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