A Mahwah school bus caught on fire Tuesday morning shortly after starting a pickup route.
According to preliminary reports, the Durham School Services bus had just started it’s pickup route when the bus ignited around 9 a.m. on Chapel Road.
Officials say that the only two occupants - the driver and a fifth grade Joyce Kilmer Elementary school student - escaped unharmed.
Firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation but officials believe it may have been a mechanical problem in the engine.