Driver saves 16 kids after school bus goes up in flames

"She got those kids out with not a scratch on them," Tamarac Fire Rescue spokesperson said about the bus driver


By Carlie Teproff
The Miami Herald

TAMARAC, Fla. — After seeing her bus was on fire, a Broward County Public Schools driver managed to pull over and usher 16 elementary students to safety, fire officials said Thursday.

"She got those kids out with not a scratch on them," said Van Schoen, a spokesman for Tamarac Fire Rescue. "We have to give credit where credit is due."

The Tamarac Fire Department responded to a school bus fire. (Photo/TFD)
The Tamarac Fire Department responded to a school bus fire. (Photo/TFD)

When fire crews responded to the yellow school bus in the 8400 block of Northwest 61st Street, the engine compartment "was fully engulfed," Schoen said. The fire broke out around 4 p.m. Thursday.

Crews quickly doused the flames. Tamarac police made sure the kids and driver were OK, Schoen said.

A replacement bus was sent to take the kids home.

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