Bus carrying Camp Lejeune Marines catches fire; no one hurt

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
FILE - This photo shows the globe and anchor stand at the entrance to Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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MONTEAGLE, Tenn. -- Officials for Marine Week said a bus carrying about 40 Marines from North Carolina to the Nashville event caught fire along Interstate 24. No one was injured, WSOC reports.

The Marine Week public affairs office said in a news release that the Marines safely got off the bus Monday following the fire near the southeastern Tennessee community of Monteagle. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately determined.

The Marines were heading from Camp Lejeune to the Marine Corps' largest annual public event being hosted this year in Nashville.

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