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Jul 12, 2015 2:42 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Party Bus Catches Fire On Sunrise Highway, Causes Eastbound Traffic Delays

A bus that caught fire while driving east on Sunrise Highway on Sunday morning.
Jul 15, 2015 9:36 AM

A yellow party bus caught fire late Sunday morning, temporarily closing both eastbound lanes of Sunrise Highway and causing extensive delays for more than two hours.

The front of the bus, which reads “Short Bus Trolley” on its side, caught fire at around 11:30 a.m. between Exits 58 and 59 in Moriches. Suffolk County Police closed both eastbound lanes for about 30 minutes and restricted traffic to one lane until about 2 p.m.

The bus was evacuated, and no injuries were reported, according to Suffolk County Police. The Center Moriches Fire Department responded to the scene to douse the flames.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, according to authorities. Police said they were not sure where the converted school bus was heading on Sunday morning.

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Sat or Sunday? Article mentions both days
By westhamptonboy (227), Westhampton on Jul 12, 15 3:41 PM
It was Sunday; I passed it just as the first police officer was setting out flares.
By MrsD (53), Hampton Bays on Jul 13, 15 3:39 PM
The SHTPD said they don't know where the bus was going? Really? It was headed to the Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays with a load of soon to be puking and urinating in public drunks......
By G (342), Southampton on Jul 13, 15 6:31 AM
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I guess you were never young once. I suppose they would have been better off driving themselves.
By tenn tom (259), remsenburg on Jul 13, 15 8:18 AM
Never once did it say SHTPD. it was a way west before Wm FLoyd Parkway
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Jul 14, 15 4:37 PM
Never once did it say SHTPD. it was a way west before Wm FLoyd Parkway
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Jul 14, 15 4:37 PM
So what is going on with the HAMPTON BAYS DONER. it is closed tight. Brighten up the parking lot and the outside of the diner and bring in the summer people. it is in a spot that all coming off of sunrise would loved to stop in and get something to eat after driving out from the city. This could be a good business.
By Resident tax (186), Hampton bays ny on Jul 14, 15 7:39 PM
*diner.
By Resident tax (186), Hampton bays ny on Jul 14, 15 9:15 PM
If the owner wasn't such a ..........
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Jul 15, 15 5:55 PM
wow
that thing passed inspection to carry passengers for money?
wow
By llimretaw (118), watermill on Jul 20, 15 4:59 PM