Driver evacuates 6 students after Denver school bus catches fire

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Six students and a driver were safely evacuated from a Denver Public Schools bus that filled with smoke in downtown Denver on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

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DENVER — Six children were evacuated Wednesday morning after the Denver Public Schools bus they were in filled with smoke in downtown, the Denver Fire Department said.

The bus was near 13th and Welton streets about 7 a.m. when it caught fire and filled with smoke. One of the children was in a wheelchair, and all of the children and the driver got out of the bus safely. There were no reported injuries.

A second bus arrived to take the children to school. The Denver Police Department is investigating the situation.

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