North Mississippi students unharmed when their school bus catches fire

Published 3:19 pm Thursday, January 10, 2019

OXFORD — No students were injured when a school bus in Oxford burst into smoke and flames as the bus pulled up to drop kids off for the start of the school day Thursday morning.

One of Lafayette County School District’s buses caught fire as it was approaching the high school on Highway 334 at approximately 7:30 a.m. The fire was centered on the engine block as students exited the rear of the bus after it pulled off the road directly in front of the school.

There were zero injuries sustained due to the fire or during the evacuation of the bus as every student exited safely. Oxford Police rerouted traffic while the Oxford Fire Department worked to get the fire out.

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School officials tweeted thanks to all who kept the students safe.