Students escape bus fire in Madison County

Madison County School bus #222 caught fire at the Lexington Road overpass above I-75 Thursday.

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. - Students in Madison County experienced a scary situation when their school bus caught fire on Thursday afternoon.

Bus #222 caught fire at the Lexington Road overpass above I-75. The bus was transporting students from B. Michael Caudill Middle School and Madison Central High School home from school.

Officials with Madison County Schools say there were 35 children on the bus at the time. All of them safely exited the bus. School leaders say the driver stopped the bus at the first sign of smoke and evacuated the bus.

The school system sent another bus to continue the route.

Firefighters are still on the scene.

The fire caused extensive damage to the bus. Officials think the fire started in the engine.

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