Scott Co. bus catches on fire following football game in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – A Scott County school bus caught fire in Lexington on I-75 Northbound near the 118-mile marker.

Officials say the bus was one of three that was carrying Scott County High School students back from their Friday night football game against Fredrick Douglass High School in Lexington. This bus was carrying members of the football team back to the school.

Scott County Schools said a malfunction happened on the bus, and it caught fire. Witness said they say the back wheels smoking. Firefighters confirmed the fire started in the back before engulfing the entire bus. They said about 100 gallons of fuel leaked from the bus.

The school district said everyone on board is safe and was able to exit the bus, including all student-athletes, coaches, and the driver of the bus. Other rides were arranged to get everyone home.

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