UWO volleyball players safe after team bus catches fire

February 14, 2011

Members of the University of Western Ontario's men's and women's volleyball teams escaped unharmed after their charter bus caught fire Sunday evening while travelling on Highway 401 near Ingersoll, Ontario. Around 8 pm, the bus driver pulled over after noticing smoke coming from the back of the vehicle, and the players, returning to London following games in Toronto, got out before flames tore through the bus. The bus driver was taken to hospital with minor injures. A second bus took the teams back to campus later in the evening. An assistant coach with the men's team says there were laptops, shoes, study notes, house keys, and team jerseys lost in the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Western News | London Free Press | Canadian Press