School Bus Catches Fire on Calif. Highway

School Bus Catches Fire on Calif. Highway Facebook/CHP – West Valley

The Los Angeles Daily News reports on a Wednesday incident in which a private school bus caught fire on the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills, about 25 miles east of Los Angeles.

At almost 2 p.m., the bus driver noticed smoke and was able to pull over to the shoulder of the road. Four adults on board then helped the 23 students to get off the bus.

"Fortunately, there were no injuries and all the children on board made it off safely before the bus was fully engulfed," the California Highway Patrol said. The CHP closed all lanes on the westbound side of the freeway for about three hours as the Los Angeles Fire Department put out the blaze. 

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