• TPS bus catches fire on north Tulsa highway


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • A school bus caught fire in north Tulsa Wednesday.
    • No students were onboard and the driver was not hurt.
    • The bus will cost $100,000 to replace.

    A bus caught fire on a Green Country highway Wednesday.

    The bus was engulfed in flames near 66th Street North and Highway 75 around 2 p.m.

    The Tulsa Public Schools bus was on its way to pick up students, but Tulsa officials said they do not know where exactly the bus was going.

    No students were on the bus when it broke into flames.

    FOX23 arrived at the scene while the bus was still smoking

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    The bus driver was unharmed. Investigators said they do not know what caused the fire. The CNG bus ran on natural gas, which allowed the fire to spread quickly.

    It will cost $100,000 to replace, and Tulsa schools officials said they are already short on buses.

    FOX23 Eddie Randle found out how much it will cost to repair the bus

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    Tulsa Public Schools released a statement about the fire saying student's safety is the top priority.

    “Safety of our students is our priority, so we are conducting a thorough investigation of yesterday’s bus fire.  Fortunately, there were no students on board and the bus driver acted quickly to exit the bus, so he had no injuries.  We take incidents like this extremely seriously.  In addition to the report we will get from the Tulsa Fire Department, a third party will conduct an objective investigation into the cause of the fire. By determining the cause, we can take any corrective action necessary to ensure this doesn’t happen on any of our other buses. Until these investigations are complete, we cannot provide any more information on the cause of this bus fire.”  

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