Videos: Camp Munk Bus Engulfed in Flames on NY Thruway


camp-munk-bus[Video below.] Campers and staff members at Camp Munk are breathing a sigh of relief after a bus of campers heading up to the mountains for the beginning of the camping season became engulfed in flames.

The Monsey Trails bus was traveling on the New York Thruway north, in Tuxedo, between exits 15 and 16, at the time of the incident. When the bus driver noticed the heavy smoke coming from the bus, he had all the campers quickly dismount and move a distance away to safety. All occupants exited the bus safely before flames engulfed the vehicle.

camp-munk-bus-21The northbound highway was closed to traffic for some time as Tuxedo firefighters extinguished the flames.

The incident caused massive traffic delays on both sides of the Thruway, as rubber-necking had drivers backed up for miles.

No one was injured and most of the luggage was saved.

Hatzolah from the Village of Kiryas Yoel responded with two ambulances as a precaution.

A replacement bus was sent to transport the boys to camp.

Click below for videos of the smoke:

Video 1:

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Video 2:

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 {Noam Newscenter}


  1. #2 i cant believe u care about the luggage!! how about how the boys B”H got off the bus! I actually know a kid(hes like my little brother) who was on that bus and knowing him he was probably scared. and u care abt the luggage?!?!

  2. So how does a bus just burst into flames? Every other incident across the country has pointed to poor maintenance practices. This looks like an older MCI coach

  3. I go to Camp Munk and i was on the bus that exploded…first of all when it says “mosst of the luggage was saved” that’s not true only about 1/3 of it was saved, and yes, several pairs of tefillin were destroyed.