(WPMI/NBC News) The quick actions of an Alabama school bus driver are being praised after 24 students escaped from a burning bus unharmed.
Cell phone video shows thick smoke and flames billowing out of the school bus before the vehicle’s tires explode.
Two dozen Alma Bryant and Grand Bay Middle School students were on board when the fire began.
Almost two years ago, another Mobile County school bus went up in flames with kids scrambling to get off.
Mobile County School’s Transportation Director Pat Mitchell has confirmed the bus involved Monday was the same model of bus involved in the previous fire.
“We’ll conduct a thorough investigation to determine what caused this bus fire,” Mitchell pledged.
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