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Bus Driver Acts Quickly, Gets 16 Young Children Off Burning School Bus

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TAMARAC (CBSMiami) – A sight that no parent ever wants to see as a school bus caught on fire in Broward County on Thursday.

(Source: Tamarac Fire Department)

Thankfully no one was hurt in the late afternoon blaze.

According to police, 16 elementary school age children were on the bus, along with the driver.

Police credit the driver with doing a great job of getting all the children off the bus.

The scalding flames consumed the fiberglass hood, fenders and front of bus number 2066128.

Police say the bus is considered a total loss.

"I seen it," said witness Ronnie Warner. "I ran to move my van to a different spot because I thought it was gonna blow up."

The bus was taking route number 1275 from Nova Blanche Elementary School in Davie.

Another school bus came to pick up some of the children. The rest were picked up by their parents at the scene.

There are no reported injuries.

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