News

School bus driver rescues children after bus fire

School bus driver rescues children after bus fire Click to Enlarge Photo:

Mar 6, 2014 at 2:34 pm

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Police are commending a school bus driver who evacuated four students — two of them in wheelchairs — after an electrical fire broke out on the bus in a northwestern Minneapolis suburb.

Officials say the driver also tried to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher while firefighters were on their way Thursday morning.

The driver, a nurse and all of the students aboard safely escaped.

The bus driver "did a nice job" and didn't hesitate.

The bus was operated by Cincinnati-based First Student and was taking special needs students to Elm Creek Elementary School in Maple Grove.

An Osseo School District spokeswoman says a new bus arrived to take the children to school.

Jamie Quinn

Posted By Jamie Quinn

News Anchor

Jamie Quinn's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 37°F (3°C)

Dewpoint: 33

Wind: 8 E

Weather: light rain, mist

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar

Tue December 23, 2014

Calls to Santa...

Wed December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Service...

Thu December 25, 2014

CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL...

Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...

Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...