Students, Driver Escape School Bus Fire

By Bob Connors
|  Friday, Dec 21, 2012  |  Updated 4:34 PM EDT
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Students, Driver Escape School Bus Fire

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Firefighters put out a fire on a school bus on Mines Road in Bristol on Friday.

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Three students and a driver escaped a fire on their school bus in Bristol Friday.

According to police, the driver heard popping noises coming from the engine as the bus was on Mines Road around 8:30 a.m. The driver then spotted sparks and realized there was a fire.

The driver helped the three students, ages 7 to 10, out of the bus. No one was injured.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The students were moved to another bus and taken to school, police said. It was not clear what school the children attend.

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