WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA) — Twenty-three children were safely evacuated from a school bus that caught on fire on the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills Wednesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Los Angeles Fire officials say the fire broke out on the westbound freeway near Winnetka at about 1:41 p.m.

The driver of the school bus reportedly noticed the smoke and managed to pull over to the shoulder. Four adults then helped evacuate the students off the bus.

school bus 101 freeway fire School Bus Carrying Dozens Of Children Catches On Fire On 101 Freeway

Some lanes on the westbound side of the freeway are expected to remain closed until the fire is mopped up.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

Comments
  1. Tim Smith says:

    I’m interested in knowing how fast the bus burned and how long it took the bus to evacuate. Most buses will burn completely in about 3 minutes.

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