Carraway: No students on board school bus that caught fire this morning

Published: May. 11, 2016 at 6:30 AM EDT
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016


9:53 a.m.

Dr. Sandra Carraway, Superintendent for Columbia County School System, tells News 12 NBC 26 that no students were on board at the time of the fire.

One student noticed smoke as he was getting on the bus, the bus driver got off the bus and saw the fire. The bus driver then called 911.

The cause of the fire appears to have been electrical.

Our reporter later found the bus number was 2601.


8:55 a.m.

EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Columbia County Fire Rescue tells News 12 NBC 26 that the bus caught fire for an unknown reason.

The fire burned the fuel line on the bus, causing diesel fuel to leak on the roadway and into the storm drain. Environmental Protection Division was notified of the fuel spill.

The burned bus was towed away, and the cause of the fire will be investigated this morning. Stay tuned to News 12 NBC 26 for the latest.

EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- News 12 NBC 26 has learned of a school bus that caught fire on Faircloth Drive near Washington Road in Evans earlier this morning.

Dispatch tells us that flames were showing from the bus.

All the children were off the bus, and no injuries were reported.

Stay tuned for further updates.