Bus carrying NC Marines to Nashville catches fire; no one hurt

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.

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 in North Carolina to the Marine Corps' largest annual public event being hosted this year in Nashville. It runs from Wednesday through Sunday.

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