Concord first responders come to aid of stranded bus passengers

Concord first responders come to aid of stranded bus passengers

(Courtesy Concord Public Safety)

CONCORD, N.C. — Concord firefighters and police officers came to the rescue of some stranded bus riders along Interstate 85 Sunday morning.

According to Concord Public Safety, a transit bus had a small engine fire, forcing it to pull to the side of I-85 near the exit for Concord Mills Boulevard. The fire was small, and was extinguished by the time firefighters arrived without any injuries to anyone on the bus.

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However, the 44 passengers on the bus were stranded in the heat while they awaited a new bus to arrive.

Concord police officers and firefighters shuttled the passengers to the Concord Mills outlet mall to “ensure they were not in the heat or in harm’s way of interstate traffic for an extended amount of time.”