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Lexington Co. school bus catches fire with students on board

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Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 2:16 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2022 at 3:29 PM EST
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GASTON, S.C. (WIS) - A Lexington County school bus engine caught on fire on a bus route Monday morning, according to the Lexington County Fire Service.

Fire services responded to the 400 block of Wayne Street near Highway 321 around 7:15 a.m.

According to Lexington School District 2, the driver of Bus 19 smelled smoke. Then the driver was able to evacuate roughly 26 students from the bus.

The students were from Congaree Elementary and Wood Elementary, and the school district says they were picked up by another bus and taken to school.

No injuries were reported, according to fire officials, and families were notified of the incident.

The Lexington school district says students were assessed by the nurse when they arrived at their schools, and all students were able to proceed with their school day.

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