Everyone safe after bus fire south of Crawford

CRAWFORD, NE — A Lincoln family is lucky to be okay after their bus caught fire in the northern Panhandle Thursday. 

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) says it happened on Highway 71 south of Crawford. There were 11 people on the bus and all made it out uninjured. 

The Crawford and Hemingford fire departments responded the blaze. The NSP also thanked the Dawes County Sheriff and local ranchers for helping the family after they escaped. 

Traffic was asked to avoid the area while first responders tended to the scene.