- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

LISBON, N.Y. (AP) - The quick reaction by a school bus driver is being credited with getting students off the vehicle safely after it caught fire on a northern New York road.

Officials with the Lisbon Central School District say nine students were on board the bus Tuesday afternoon when driver Tammy Cook noticed the smell of oil while traveling on a road in St. Lawrence County town of Lisbon, on the Canadian border.

Cook told the Watertown Daily Times (https://bit.ly/1J6CpXY ) that after she pulled on to Route 37, the bus lost power and flames started coming from the vehicle’s hood.

Cook got all the students off the bus safely, then re-entered the vehicle to make sure no one was left behind. Soon after, the bus was engulfed in flames and smoke.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and doused the flames.


Information from: Watertown Daily Times, https://www.watertowndailytimes.com

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