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Longview bus catches fire, students OK


A bus driver's quick thinking helped keep more than 60 students from being hurt in a fire.

Authorities say around 4 p.m. Wednesday, the driver of a Longview ISD bus noticed smoke coming from the hood on Fairmont Street and Miami Drive.

The driver pulled over and opened the hood, when he saw the engine was on fire. He ordered the 60 students off the bus. A few minutes later, authorities say the fire spread to the cabin of the bus.

The children have been picked up by another bus to be transported home.

No one was injured, but the bus is a total loss.

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