Idyllwild Fire Protection Department and Cal Fire crews responded to a tour bus fire on Highway 243 at South Circle Drive across from Idyllwild Storage around 11 a.m. today.
Captain Patrick Reitz said there were flames coming from the back sides of the bus when IFPD arrived. A large "boom" heard in town was the bus's airbags deploying. Crews were working to extinguish the fire. Traffic was being diverted up South Circle to Bicknell Lane to Marion View and up Saunders Meadow back down to Highway 243.
There were no injuries.