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NEW INFO: Students Evacuated After School Bus Fire

Some scary moments for children on one Pitt County school bus this morning after their bus caught fire.

It happened around 7:00 a.m. on Dixon Road, that's outside of Grimesland. The bus received extensive damage because of the fire.

To view pictures submitted to Carolina Camera of the fire, click on the PHOTOS tab at the top of the story.

Pitt County Schools spokesman Heather Mayo says the bus driver noticed an odor at one stop, as a student getting on the bus he told the driver he saw a spark underneath the bus near the engine.

There were 15 students on the bus.

The driver immediately evacuated the bus and there were no injuries. Another bus came to take the students to D.H. Conley High School while the bus was towed to the garage.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.


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  • by Erik Location: Bath on Mar 25, 2011 at 06:48 AM
    Woah! According to that headline, they waited until AFTER the bus fire to evacuate the kids?! It would have been better to get them out before the fire!
  • by faye Location: Plmouth NC on Mar 24, 2011 at 05:35 PM
    Thank God the bus driver got all the kids off the bus safely
  • by Chandra Location: Jacksonville on Mar 24, 2011 at 02:08 PM
    My daughters' friend reported that Dixon HS football field has caught fire. Hopefully the firefigters can get it contained before it gets to the school. Please pray for the school!
  • by kayla Location: greenville on Mar 24, 2011 at 11:41 AM
    im so thankful my sister doesnt ride that bus :( i feel so sorry for all the poor familys who could've lost someone thank god they didnt
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    Glad it turned out well. When it comes to school budgets we should not shortchange the safety of our children. Qualified personnel and adequate equipment are neccessary to run the Public Schools safely.
  • by Crystal Location: Washington on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    To Anonymous: when u wrote "No God there" well that might b ur opinion, but in MY opinion, God was there, he blessed that lil boy with the ability to wake up this mornin and to use those eyes of his!!!
  • by Me Location: aurora on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:12 AM
    I feel like some people should be more concerned about know there was no one injured due to fire. Instead of complaining about the sentence structure. Thank God the kids were ok
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 at 09:50 AM
    God made that kid notice the spark under the bus. Thank you God for giving that kid and the bus driver quick thinking.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 at 09:18 AM
    Whoever writes these articles often uses this sentence structure: "It happened around 7:00 a.m. on Dixon Road, that's outside of Grimesland." It would look and read better if it said, "It happened around 7:00 a.m. on Dixon road outside of Grimesland. I know, stupid to bring it up but I find it highly annoying.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 at 08:50 AM
    No God was there, it was because of a thinking student and a careful bus driver that everyone was safe.
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