School bus with 16 children onboard catches fire in Tamarac

Bus driver praised for safely evacuating children

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Janine Stanwood - Anchor/Reporter

TAMARAC, Fla. - A school bus with 16 children onboard caught fire Thursday afternoon in Tamarac, authorities said.

The incident was reported in the area of 8401 NW 61st St.

A Tamarac Fire Rescue spokesperson said the children were being taken home from Nova Eisenhower Elementary School.

Authorities praised the bus driver, calling her a hero for safely evacuating all the children.

No injuries were reported. 

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. 

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