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Macon Co.School bus catches fire along I-40

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Crews are on scene of a bus fire on I-40. (Source: Chris Millete). Crews are on scene of a bus fire on I-40. (Source: Chris Millete).
CANTON, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Macon County Schools says one of their buses became engulfed in flames while traveling back from an Upward Bound trip. 

The school district said the bus driver heard a loud pop that was believed to be a blown tire. The bus driver then pulled the bus off the shoulder of the road and began moving students off the bus. 

Smoke began to appear on the bus, followed quickly by flames. 

All of the students and bus driver were able to safely exit the vehicle before the fire, the district said.

Read the district's full statement about the fire below: 

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