School Bus Catches Fire in Plaza Midwood

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Scary moments for 16 students and their driver this afternoon when their bus caught fire in east Charlotte.

According to officials, the fire happened around 4:30pm Thursday. Bus 786 from EE Waddell Language Academy was making its way down Chestnut Avenue in Plaza Midwood when the driver noticed smoke, stopped the bus, and got everyone out.

The bus’s engine caught fire. Fortunately, no one was hurt.