School Bus Catches Fire With Kids in Wheelchairs on Board: FDNY

A fire broke out on a school bus while three students in wheelchairs were on board in Brooklyn, fire officials say. 

The bus was parked in front of P.S. 396 at 110 Chester St. in Brownsville when it caught fire at about 3:15 p.m., according to the FDNY.

School safety officers and other school officials jumped on board and removed the students in wheelchairs, the FDNY said. 

The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was hurt, officials said.

The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature. 

The Department of Education said, "All students involved are safe. Nothing is more important than the safety of students and staff." 

Earlier Wednesday, another yellow bus that also transported passengers in wheelchairs caught fire in East Harlem, hurting nine people on board, fire officials said. The cause was unclear. 

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