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Hamilton Co. school bus evacuated in Knoxville after engine fire Friday

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Photo: Knoxville PD

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Students are safe after their bus overheated and caught fire this afternoon in Knoxville.

Knoxville Police tweeted pictures of the accident.

It happened on I-40 West, near Fifth Avenue.

No one was hurt, and according to police the fire was small.

The students are now waiting on a replacement bus.

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Hamilton County Spokesperson Tim Hensley sent a statement Friday afternoon:

"A school bus with fifth-graders from Middle Valley Elementary on board had a mechanical problem on I-40 near Knoxville this afternoon. The students were on their way home from a trip to WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge. Replacement buses were sent to pick up the children. One has arrived and is on its way home. The second bus is loading and will be on its way home soon.
Students evacuated the bus with mechanical issues and were kept safe by law enforcement on the scene while the replacement buses made their way to the location. Parents of the students have been notified of the situation and that the arrival of the children back in Hamilton County will be delayed. All students and staff are safe."
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