8 students from St. Patrick Catholic School uninjured in bus fire

Published: May. 17, 2016 at 7:38 PM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2016 at 9:52 PM EDT
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The incident happened on Arnold Palmer Boulevard. (Source: Viewer photo)
The incident happened on Arnold Palmer Boulevard. (Source: Viewer photo)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Eight students from St. Patrick Catholic School were uninjured when their school bus caught on fire in eastern Jefferson County, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Louisville said.

The fire started in the engine compartment of bus #133, a Miller Transportation bus which services students who live in Lake Forest, about 3:10 p.m. on Arnold Palmer Boulevard near Aiken Road.

The bus driver said he smelled something smoking and thought it might be paper. Students who were on the bus said the fire smelled like smores.

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The bus driver was able to get everyone off the bus and then went back to get the student's backpacks.

Neighbors in the area said they let the children take cover in their garage until their parents came to get them.

The Miller family, who owns Miller Transportation, said they were extremely pleased with how the bus driver handled the situation. The Miller family came to the scene to help clean the streets.

Miller Transportation has about 200 buses in their fleet.

While no one is hurt Miller Transportation officials said this bus is totaled.

Ceceila Price with the Archdiocese said a total of 33 St. Patrick students ride bus #133 daily.

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