Bus fire on I-81 in Lexington causing major delays

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) A bus fire on the northbound side of Interstate 81 in Lexington is causing major backups.

This is happening near mile marker 191, and crews have the shoulder closed as they work to clear the scene. VDOT is reporting five mile backups as of noon.

Lexington Fire Chief, Ty Dickerson, says there were 17 people, including the driver, on the bus. Everyone made it out safely, with no injuries reported.

Those occupants have been picked up by another bus from the same company.