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Chapel Hill city bus engulfed in flames

A Chapel Hill city bus burst into flames Tuesday morning near a busy downtown intersection, a dispatcher and witnesses said.

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Chapel Hill city bus catches fires
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A Chapel Hill city bus burst into flames Tuesday morning the near busy intersection of North Columbia and East Franklin streets, according to a fire department dispatcher and witnesses.

Chapel Hill Fire Department authorities said the fire, which was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m., was under control within six minutes. The five passengers on board the bus got off safely and were uninjured, authorities said.

The cause of the fire was a mechanical failure, authorities said.

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