SHERMAN (February 2, 2012)—A charter bus carrying members of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams from Austin College in Sherman to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport burst into flames Thursday.
Thirty athletes were aboard the bus when it caught fire at around noon Thursday on U.S. Highway 75 near the Grayson-Collin County line.
No one was hurt in the fire, but one student was taken to a hospital as a precaution because of a reaction to the smoke.
The southbound lanes of the highway were closed briefly because of the fire.
The two teams were headed to the airport for a flight to Colorado for a competition.
A second bus was brought in to get the students to the airport for the flight.
The teams are competing in a contest at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A review of the incident is planned, the college said on its website Thursday.