Students and their driver safely evacuated a school bus in Aurora, Illinois when it erupted in flames, reported the Chicago Tribune.
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The incident occurred Monday morning as a First Student bus was on its way to Patterson Elementary School in Naperville. The driver noticed smoke coming from the engine and immediately evacuated the four students on board, a District 204 spokeswoman told the paper.
As the driver and students awaited another school bus to retrieve them, the fire started.
Another motorist who stopped to assist said the flames reached as high as 10 feet above the bus.
The STN EXPO in July will present a session on school bus fire investigations as well as a roundtable on suppression systems.