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Leake Co. school bus engulfed in flames, kids evacuated safely

Leake Co. school bus engulfed in flames; Source: Miesha Ammons Leake Co. school bus engulfed in flames; Source: Miesha Ammons
Leake Co. school bus engulfed in flames; Source: Miesha Ammons Leake Co. school bus engulfed in flames; Source: Miesha Ammons
Leake Co. school bus engulfed in flames; Source: Miesha Ammons Leake Co. school bus engulfed in flames; Source: Miesha Ammons
Leake Co. school bus engulfed in flames; Source: Miesha Ammons Leake Co. school bus engulfed in flames; Source: Miesha Ammons
LEAKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Leake County school bus was engulfed in flames Monday.

The Carthage Fire Department responded to the fire Monday afternoon. 

A mother says she was getting her daughter off the bus when she noticed it smoking. She said that the bottom part of the bus appeared to be melting. 

The driver of the bus was able to pull into a driveway on Harkins Road in Leake County.

The kids were safely taken off the school bus before flames engulfed it. 

No injuries were reported and traffic was not impacted in any way.

According to the fire department, initial reports say that the power steering hose appeared to be leaking, likely causing the fire. 

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