D.C. School Bus Destroyed By Fire

Two adults, several children escape unharmed

By Kathy Banks
|  Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010  |  Updated 8:49 PM EDT
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D.C. School Bus Destroyed By Fire

DC Fire & EMS

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This is probably not the way some D.C. students and a bus driver envisioned the start of their school year.

This D.C. school bus carrying several children caught fire Tuesday morning. It happened just before 8 a.m. in the 2700 block of Langston Place in Southeast, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for D.C. Fire and EMS.

When firefighters arrived at the scene the mid-sized bus was completely engulfed in flames.

Fortunately, the driver, an adult aide and several children were able to escape safely before firefighters arrived.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames within 10 minutes, but the bus was destroyed.

The cause is believed to be electrical in nature, according to D.C. Fire.

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