June 3, 2013 3:04 pm
Updated: June 3, 2013 8:40 pm

Southwest school evacuated after fire breaks out in bus


CALGARY- A southwest school had to be evacuated on Monday, after a fire broke out on a school bus.

Emergency crews were called around 11 a.m. to St. James Elementary and Junior High School, in the 2200 block of 58 Ave. S.W.

A teacher said a school bus had been parked outside for about an hour and a half, when a neighbour noticed smoke.

By the time fire crews arrived, flames were shooting out of the vehicle, and the school was evacuated. Students were taken to a nearby church.

Nobody was inside the bus, and investigators are trying to determine how the fire started.

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