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updated: 2/6/2014 10:33 PM

Bus catches fire in Prospect Hts.

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A Pace bus driver escaped uninjured after his bus caught on fire Thursday afternoon in Prospect Heights, authorities said.

The bus didn't have any passengers about 3 p.m. when it was traveling on Apple Drive, near the intersection with Milwaukee Avenue, according to Battalion Chief Mark Oeltgen of the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District.

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It's unknown how the fire began, Oeltgen said.

The extent of damage to the bus was not immediately clear.

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