Coppell Bus Fire

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No Injuries After Coppell ISD Bus Catches Fire

October 17, 2018 - 5:16 pm
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COPPELL (KRLD) - No one was hurt when a Coppell Independent School District bus caught fire in Irving Wednesday morning, school officials say.

The bus was on its way to Valley Ranch Elementary shortly before 7 a.m. when the driver noticed smoke coming from the engine, according to Coppell ISD spokeswoman Amanda Simpson.

Simpson said the driver, an employee of Durham School Services, "followed protocol" and pulled over, evacuating two students and a monitor on board.

"I want to personally commend the bus driver and bus monitor from our school bus partner, Durham School Services, for following safety protocol and ensuring that the students were safe," Coppell ISD Superintendent Brad Hunt said. "We are fortunate to have such strong drivers and safety monitors. I also want to thank the Irving Fire Department for their quick response to the scene, and for getting the fire out quickly and ensuring all surrounding the incident were safe."

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