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Sep 17, 2011 2:14 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Western New Mexico team loses gear in bus fire

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) - The Western New Mexico football team has made it to Colorado for its game against Fort Lewis College, but its equipment didn't.

The chartered bus carrying the Mustangs caught fire Friday night on a freeway about 25 miles south of Bloomfield.

Authorities say nobody was injured, but the team's football gear and personal items were destroyed.

There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.

Another bus has taken the team to Durango for Saturday afternoon's game at Fort Lewis College. The kickoff has been pushed back 90 minutes to 2:30 p.m.

KOB-TV says Nike has donated shoes to the team and players who stayed on campus are bringing old equipment to Durango.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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