ATLANTA -- AMegaBus caught fire along Interstate 85 in Hart County near the South Carolina border Wednesday afternoon.

Megabus says 80 people were on board the bus, which was headed from Atlanta to Charlotte. The company says the driver was able to get the passengers safely off the bus. Another bus took the passengers on to Charlotte.

According to Greenville NBC sister station WYFF, dispatchers said a blown tire on the bus may have contributed to the fire.

A woman died when a MegaBus slammed into a bridge support along Interstate 55 in southern Illinois last week. Officials there said they thought a blown tire contributed to that wreck.

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