Bus driver saves young kids from burning bus
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WSET) – A Maryland school bus driver is being hailed a hero after escorting all 20 of her students from a fire engulfed bus.
This video of the fire was taken by the dash camera of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company.
Officials say the flames broke out Monday afternoon in College Park as Reneita Smith was making her last run of the day.
Smith says the bus started making noises and soon after she smelled smoke and noticed fire from her side view mirror. Smith stopped and secured the bus, escorting each kid, ages four to nine out of the bus and to safety.
The driver says neighbors came out to assist her in keeping the kids calm.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.