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The front end of a District 622 school bus appeared completely destroyed after it caught fire Tuesday along I-94. (Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker)

No injuries reported in I-94 bus fire

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Traffic snarled through Woodbury and beyond Tuesday after a bus fire along Interstate 94 cast a black column of smoke into the afternoon sky.

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No children were on the District 622 bus at the time of the fire, said Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske. The driver escaped without injury, Roeske added.

The call for service was received at 3:02 p.m. Roeske said it wasn't clear when the bus caught fire, but noted that fire investigators were looking into the cause.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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