A tour bus heading back to Baton Rouge from a casino trip to Mississippi blows a tire and catches fire. I noticed sparks and smoke coming from the right rear tires of the bus as it passed me. It was running recaps and had lost the tread on one of it's tires. Knowing it was about to blow, I remained in the left lane to avoid what could have been a bad accident. It ended up catching fire. Despite efforts by myself and many others using our own fire extinguishers, we were unable to contain the fire. By the time the fire department showed up, the right rear of the bus was engulfed. Luckily, with the aid of a good Samaritan in a Toyota Tacoma seen at the end of the video, all passengers, many elderly, were able to evacuate the bus without incident. I'll be posting a video of how the driver of the Toyota continued to help the passengers by getting them away from the bus and letting a few elderly passengers sit in his pickup until paramedics arrived. Look for the link below.