TAMARAC (CBSMiami) – A sight that no parent ever wants to see as a school bus caught on fire in Broward County on Thursday.READ MORE: Marlins Come Up Short To Nationals 7-5
Thankfully no one was hurt in the late afternoon blaze.
According to police, 16 elementary school age children were on the bus, along with the driver.
Police credit the driver with doing a great job of getting all the children off the bus.
The scalding flames consumed the fiberglass hood, fenders and front of bus number 2066128.READ MORE: New Hope For Our Beaches Thanks To A Boca Raton Organization's Innovative Robot
Police say the bus is considered a total loss.
“I seen it,” said witness Ronnie Warner. “I ran to move my van to a different spot because I thought it was gonna blow up.”
The bus was taking route number 1275 from Nova Blanche Elementary School in Davie.
Another school bus came to pick up some of the children. The rest were picked up by their parents at the scene.MORE NEWS: FHP Searching For Men Accused Of Carjacking Good Samaritans
There are no reported injuries.