Bus Catches Fire While Being Towed

Firefighters put out a fire that had engulfed a bus being towed on Westland Road Friday. (Photo courtesy of UCFD#1)

A bus being towed Friday caught fire on Westland Road in Hermiston.

Crews from Umatilla County Fire District #1 responded around 10:09 a.m. to a vehicle fire outside of Triple M Truck & Equipment on Westland Road.

Upon arrival, crews found a bus being towed that was fully engulfed in flames. Engine 23 made the initial attack knocking down the fire. Engine 21, Tender 24 and Tender 21 responded as backup. No injuries were reported.