Crews respond to school bus fire in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - Crews responded to a school bus fire Wednesday in Bellingham.

Video from Sky7 HD showed the burned-out bus on the side of the road in the area of Caroline Drive and North Main Street.

Tim Cox, who witnessed the blaze, said the bus was “fully engulfed.”

“It was crazy,” he said. “The first thing I did is go up to one of the officers and asked if everyone was OK on the bus.”

The four students on board, who were all from Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, were evacuated safely.

Dakota Goddard, who also witnessed the incident, said, “It’s weird thinking about it when you don’t know how it started and you don’t know how it could start. If there was no crash, it could happen to anyone.”

The bus company said the fire was sparked by an engine issue.

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