08/11/2012 08:23 EDT | Updated 10/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Fire forces Greyhound passengers off bus near Merritt, B.C.

Passengers on a Greyhound bus headed to B.C.’s Okanagan region were forced off the bus after a fire broke out on board.

Just after 12 p.m. PT Saturday, passengers noticed smoke in the cabin as the bus travelled along Highway 97C just outside of Merritt.

The driver pulled over and all 21 passengers got off safely, along with their belongings.

The bus, which was on its way from Vancouver to Kelowna, burst into flames a few minutes later.

No one was injured in the fire.

Passing motorists helped transport the passengers to the Kelowna bus station.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.