Bus carrying inmates from local prison unit catches fire

(Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice/file)
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ABILENE, Texas (KWTX) A bus carrying 25 inmates from the Hughes unit in Gatesville caught on fire Wednesday afternoon on Highway 36 about 30 miles south of Abilene.

All of the offenders were removed safely, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said.

A second bus was sent to pick up the inmates, who were being transferred to the Robertson Unit in Abilene.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.