Tempe Union bus catches fire while taking students to school
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A Tempe Union High School bus caught fire while carrying Mountain Pointe High School students to campus Monday morning.
Fire broke out in the back of the bus at about 7:30 a.m. near the corner of 40th Street and Baseline Road in Phoenix, according to Jennifer Liewer, a Tempe Union High School District spokeswoman.
“They evacuated the students off of (the school bus) and brought in another bus, which got them to school,” she said.
Liewer could not immediately say how many students were on the bus... read more