A bus transporting 25 “offenders” headed to Abilene from Gatesville caught fire Wednesday afternoon, but no injuries were reported and all were safely removed, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark.

A second bus took the passengers to their destination, Clark said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The bus was on its way from the Alfred D. Hughes Unit in Gatesville, a correctional institution for men, to the French Robertson Unit 10 miles northeast of Abilene on Farm-to-Market 3522 in Jones County, Clark said.

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