Saturday, September 21, 2013

Miles-Concordia Game Canceled Due To Bus Fire

((HT: Adam Holbein))

The Miles College football game scheduled for today was canceled after the Concordia College team bus caught on fire.

The team was travelling from Selma to the Miles campus in Fairfield when it caught fire.
No football players were injured but the team lost most of their equipment.

Adam Holbein posted this drive-by video which looks pretty bad...

"We did get confirmation that everybody got off the bus safely but they did sustain a lot of damage and lost all the equipment, that's what I've been told," Miles head coach Reginald Ruffin said. "We're just thankful and praise God that no one was hurt and our hearts go out to Concordia head coach (Don) Lee and his team and his coaching staff. We really sympathize for their loss."

Here's a picture of the hollowed out bus, thanks to Scott McClellan and his Twitter

According to the Selma Times-Journal newspaper, it appears a blown tire caused the fire in the rear of the bus:

Patrick Essex of the East Perry Volunteer Fire Department said the fire started on the rear drivers-side.
“It was still flamed up when we got there, but they got the kids out and across the road,” Essex said. “[The bus] is completely destroyed.”

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