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Tour bus fire temporarily stops traffic on NB 99

"I Prevail" was heading to a concert in Fresno
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Posted at 9:27 AM, Oct 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 12:00:51-04

UPDATE (7:30a 10/16): 23ABC has tracked down the tour bus that caught on fire yesterday, shutting down northbound highway 99 near the I-5 split. 

A band called I Prevail posted on social media that it was their tour bus that caught fire. 

 

 

Welp. Today was lit. No for real, our bus caught on fire...

A video posted by Eric Vanlerberghe™ (@eric_prevail) on

They said their bus caught on fire for unknown reasons as they were traveling to Fresno for a concert Saturday night. 

Band members said they lost a lot of stuff in the fire, but thanks to donations, they were able to still perform as scheduled. 

RELATED: State Route 99 was named the deadliest highway in the U.S.

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UPDATE (9:58a): Officials have the number 3 & 4 lanes blocked off to traffic. Traffic is stop and go in the area, expect delays up to 10 minutes. 

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According to the California Highway Patrol dispatch website, a tour bus caught fire on northbound 99, just north of the I-5 split just after 9 a.m. Saturday. 

The California Highway Patrol said the tour bus caught fire from underneath. 

Officials have temporarily stopped traffic in the area and are expected to keep the number 4 lane closed as they work to put the fire out. 

This is a developing story, check back for details.