Twenty Baltimore city students, ages ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade, were safely evacuated after their school bus erupted into flames last week, reported foxbaltimore.com.
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The students were from Monarch Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, and were uninjured in the crash. The bus driver was treated on-scene by paramedics, then transported to a hospital to treat smoke inhalation, the article stated.
The Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh, commended the bus driver’s work in a Twitter post.
“So very grateful to this dedicated and responsive school bus driver who saw the danger and prevented it from affecting the children in his care. I look forward to thanking him personally, as I know the many parents do as well!”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.