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LAUSD School Bus Catches Fire on 101 Fwy in Cahuenga Pass

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A LAUSD school bus carrying students became fully engulfed in flames this morning when the vehicle stalled out and caught fire traveling southbound on the 101 Freeway.

The bus came to a halt in the Cahuenga Pass near Universal City, and while the fire was fully knocked down in eleven minutes, the freeway remains completely blocked off due to the incident, and traffic is reportedly piled up as far back as the 101 Hollywood-134 Ventura split.

All the riders were evacuated, according to a live broadcast on KTLA, however "2 children (unk age/gender) suffered minor smoke inhalation & will be [transported] to local hospitals in stable condition," notes an LAFD email alert.

While the accident scene is cleared, motorists can expect heavy delays on the 101 Southbound. The cause of the fire is under investigation.