Bus driver miraculously saves 56 students from massive fire

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You are traveling in a bus. Suddenly it catches fire. What will you do? You will try to jump out of the bus and try to save yourself. Right? Yes. It is a natural response in such situations. And this is what happened at Duncan in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. A school bus suddenly caught fire and the students traveling in it panicked and started shouting in fear. Teresa Stroble, the lady driving the bus immediately swung into action on hearing the two 9th graders shouting about seeing smoke.

Immediately, she helped all the 56 students in the bus who were from Duncan Elementary School, Beech Springs Intermediate School and Byrnes High School to get off the bus safely. She then informed the transportation office to call 911 before the school bus burst into flames on that Tuesday morning. Minutes later, firefighters arrived on the scene to contain the fire.


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The Duncan, South Carolina, school bus driver ushered all 56 students -- from Duncan Elementary, Beech Springs Intermediate and Byrnes High School -- off her bus, and radioed the transportation office to call 911 before the vehicle burst into flames Tuesday morning.

The "7-year veteran driver and teacher assistant for [Spartanburg School District 5] did exactly as she was trained and quickly and calmly evacuated all 56 students from the bus, and got them to a safe location," the school district said in an online statement several hours after the incident. "She is a true hero!"

Firefighters arrived on the scene minutes later to contain the fire.

Teresa Stroble, was a driver for seven years and a veteran at it. She was also a teacher assistant. She was calm and she kept the students also calm. At the same time, she reacted quickly and did exactly as she was trained and quickly and calmly evacuated all the 56 students from the bus and took them to a safe place. She ensured that all the students were safe. They were her first priority. No doubt, the school admired her as a true hero.

Within a minute, Stroble was able to evacuate all the students to safety.  People were grateful for her quick and immediate action. A local resident, who did not want to be named, said he saw the school bus in flames and could feel the heat from the flames as he drove past the bus on West Main Street in Duncan. According to CBS news, he was driving and saw a large black cloud ahead of him and as he got closer he saw the bus on fire in the car wash parking lot. As he continued to drive by the heat was so intense that he could feel the same from inside his truck.

Later, the school administration notified the parents of all the affected students on the bus that all the students are safe. Officials from the South Carolina Department of Education were working with local fire officials to find out the cause of fire. According to school authorities, all the school buses are owned and run by the state of South Carolina and the investigation as to what caused the fire is being carried out, and will be completed by staff at the state level.

In the bus where students sit, there is a heater under a seat. That was being checked as per Duncan Fire Chief Barry Frost. The school administration thanked the firefighters, school officials and the lady driver of the bus Teresa Stroble for their timely help. They also said they are very thankful for the quick action of the Fire Department in putting the fire out, and all the other district administrators who responded and helped quickly with what could have been a very tragic situation. 

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