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Massillon student bus catches fire in Portage County

Beacon Journal staff report

A bus carrying die-hard Massillon football fans caught fire Friday night in Portage County.

The high school’s student cheer group “The Village Idiots” was on the bus when it caught fire on Interstate 76 near Rootstown.

Authorities said no one was hurt, but the bus is a total loss. A cause of the fire is being investigated.

The students were traveling to cheer on the Massillon Tigers against Austintown Fitch.

School officials posted on the Village Idiots’ Facebook page that “Luckily, all the boys are safe and have hitched a ride with the cheerleading squad.”


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