Oklahoma Elementary Students Escape Burning Bus

November 22, 2011

About 20 Tulsa, Okla., elementary school students escaped without injury when the bus they were riding to school caught fire.

Bus driver Yolanda Palmer said she pulled to the side of the road about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday because of engine problems – then saw flames coming from the engine compartment. She told the Tulsa World that she led the students out the front door.

Palmer said she was unable to extinguish the flames with an onboard fire extinguisher and firefighters say the bus was fully in flames when they arrived.

The students were picked up by a second bus and taken to class at William Penn Elementary School.

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