All 30 children safe after school bus fire on I-85 near I-26 interchange

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SPARTANBURG (WSPA) – All children are safe after a school bus fire Thursday morning on Interstate 85 North in Spartanburg County.

All lanes are now back open.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the bus from Coast 2 Coast Kids location in Greenville caught fire just before 11 a.m. near the interchange with Interstate 26.

Battalion Chief Roger Means says the driver noticed smoke coming from the front of the bus.

Means says the engine compartment caught on fire.

The children were able to get off the bus and were moved away from the fire. Another bus was brought in to take the kids, according to the Highway Patrol.

Coast 2 Coast Kids (C2C) tells us no one was hurt. North Spartanburg and Westview Fairforest fire crews were able to put out the fire.

Coast 2 Coast Kids is a pre-school and after school program.

Passengers seen standing alongside interstate after school bus fire Thursday morning.

Passengers seen standing alongside interstate after school bus fire Thursday morning.

Photo by Mary Lu Saylor
Photo by Mary Lu Saylor

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