STERLING, Mass. (WHDH) — A school bus was destroyed Thursday morning in Sterling after it suddenly burst into flames.

Fire officials responded just before 8:30 a.m. to a bus yard on Greenland Road for a report of a fire and found a school bus fully engulfed in flames.

Officials say the bus caught fire when the driver started the engine. The blaze was quickly extinguished but the bus was completely burned out.

The driver was the only person on the bus at the time. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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