The bus was approaching its final stop in the afternoon and had only four children. No one was hurt.
BRIAN, Ohio – Four children and a bus driver escaped injury when a Brian City Schools the bus caught fire on Thursday afternoon.
School officials sent a letter to families about the incident, praising the quick thinking of both the driver of the bus that caught fire and another driver who was driving behind in another bus that initially noticed the flames.
The fire happened around 3:30 p.m. in front of Wesley United Methodist Church, 903 Center Street, as the bus was nearing the end of its afternoon route, school officials said.
The driver of the second bus informed the driver that the flames were visible.
The adults complied with all district safety protocols, school officials said, evacuating four children who remained on the bus. Officials informed the children’s families about the incident.
Brian’s fire service has arrived on the scene and the cause of the fire is being investigated, school officials said.
“BCS is grateful for the quick response and efforts of the driver, who took immediate measures to evacuate all passengers of the bus to an immediate safe place,” the district said in a letter. “BCS also thanks the Transportation Department, Brian’s Fire Department, many BCS administrators and staff who helped, and community members who helped block roads. These are the #BryanBuilt character traits we all know but serve as another reminder to the amazing people who we have ”.
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