Safety

Fire from blown tire destroys bus

Posted on July 10, 2012

This school bus was destroyed over the weekend after one of its rear tires blew and caught fire, which spread to the rest of the bus.
This school bus was destroyed over the weekend after one of its rear tires blew and caught fire, which spread to the rest of the bus.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A school bus returning from a competition was destroyed Saturday after one of its rear tires blew on the highway and caught fire, which eventually spread to the rest of the bus.

Officials said that when firefighters arrived, the bus was completely engulfed in flames. The firefighters were able to contain the fire to the bus and keep it from spreading into the surrounding vegetation.

All 55 passengers and the bus driver were able to safely evacuate the bus, and no injuries were reported.


Other news on school bus fires:

Student faces charges in flare gun bus fire

After bus fire, N.C. districts check for wiring issues

Related Topics: bus fires

Comments ( 2 )
  • banes

     | about 4 years ago

    At the pre-trip the driver didn't notice if the tire was bad. Kinda odd

  • See all comments

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!