Muscogee County school bus catches fire, no injuries reported

Updated: Feb. 20, 2018 at 5:55 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee County School District was notified of a bus fire that happened Tuesday afternoon while en route for scheduled maintenance.

The bus ignited with small flames near the intersection of Whitesville Road and Veterans Parkway. No students or personnel were on the bus at the time of the incident.

While parked at Carver High School before school was dismissed, the bus driver noticed fumes coming from the bus. The driver immediately notified the District's Transportation Department of his concerns.

A mechanical team was dispatched to check the bus on site and advised the driver to proceed to the maintenance shop.  The fire occurred as the bus driver was en route to the shop.

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