Bus Fire Monday Shut Down Parts Of The Thruway

October 24, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2011 at 1:46 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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October 24, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2011 at 1:46 PM EDT

AMHERST, NY ( WKBW ) A bus fire shut down parts of the New York State Thruway for a period of time late Monday morning near the I-290 and I-90 junction.

East bound traffic was forced to exit at the I-290, and westbound was closed at Transit Road.

Jeff Reid, a volunteer firefighter with the North Evans Fire Department was in a nearby vehicle, and was an eyewitness to the fire. He took the cell phone video included in this story, and tells Eyewitness News he assisted with a fire extinguisher to help put out the fire.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Eyewitness News will post more on this story as information becomes available.