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Tour bus ignites near Nevada's Hoover Dam
Bus with dozens of tourists aboard catches fire while leaving Nevada's Hoover Dam
By The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) ' Officials say a tour bus leaving the Hoover Dam suddenly caught fire as dozens of tourists were leaving the national attraction.

Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman Rose Davis said the bus had just exited a parking lot near the Hoover Dam Visitor Center at about 4 p.m. on Monday when the fire started.

Davis says each of the 62 passengers got off the bus before it was consumed by the fire. No one was injured.



The unexplained accident caused some congestion as the attraction closed late Monday.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson says the accident occurred on U.S. 93 near the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the only road connecting southern Nevada and Arizona.

Officials said the bridge was open and the Hoover Dam would be open to visitors Tuesday.


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