BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Northbound traffic along Interstate 5 in Castaic was slowed for hours on one of the busiest travel days of the year because of a bus fire.

The bus fire was reported just after 3 p.m. on Sunday on I-5 just south of Templin Highway. The fire to the bus spread to part of the mountain side and brush. Exploding tires sent debris across all lanes, CHP said.

Fifty to 60 on the bus were able to get out.

CHP cleared its incident at around 8 p.m. Sunday.