SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It was a frightening sight for motorists on Highway 50 Friday morning as a school bus went up in flames. Fortunately, there were no children on board.

The brand new school bus was being transferred between districts when the driver said she heard a pop while driving on eastbound Highway 50 near Jefferson Boulevard around 9:30 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol officers who responded.

She said she then smelled smoke and saw fire coming from the engine, so she pulled off to the side of the freeway.

West Sacramento firefighters were able to douse the fire. No one was hurt, however, the bus was heavily damaged.

Comments (4)
  1. Sue says:

    That would be a disturbing sight to see.

  2. linda rodriguez says:

    God bless Mikey!:) A real HERO!!!!!!

  3. Phil says:

    When was the last CHP inspection done on that bus, or even the last PMI ?

  4. Cindy says:

    This bus was originally involved in an accident back in late November 2011. On this day, it was being transported from the body shop back to the original sales dept. it was slated to be picked up by a MDUSD mechanic later in the week. Posted by a MDUSD employee.

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