HOLLYWOOD HILLS—A tour bus ignited in flames on Wednesday, August 1. The Los Angeles Fire Department was called to the scene at 5:15 p.m. to extinguish the fire.
The bus was parked alongside the corner of Mulholland Drive and Outpost Drive. The tour had just begun and was stopped at its first sight at the Hollywood Sign. Passengers who were on board just stepped off the bus to take pictures and explore the area when the flames started. There were no reports of any injuries.
A portion of Mulholland Drive was closed while firefighters battled the fire. Once the LAFD arrived, they were able to extinguish the flames in 15 minutes.
The damaged bus was identified as belonging to the company, Ultimate Hollywood Tours. Excursions led by Ultimate Hollywood Tours highlight locations like Beverly Hills, the Sunset Strip and various filming locations.
Representatives from Ultimate Hollywood Tours were not available for comment or an official statement.
Kevin Takumi, a reporter for Fox LA tweeted a video of firefighters extinguishing the fire. “Hollywood Hills @LAFD quickly handles a small tour bus that caught fire above the Hollywood Bowl. No reports of any injuries. @FOXLA,” tweeted Takumi.
The exact cause of the fire has not been disclosed and is still under investigation.
Written By Nina Garza and Alexandra Del Rosario