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UPDATE: Newark Firefighters Extinguish School Bus Fire While Police Respond to School Bus Hit-and-Run

By kcora on

Authorities release details of this morning's school bus fire and a separate incident where a car hit a school bus and kept going.

According to police, at approximately 7:53 a.m., the Newark Fire Division received a report of a school bus fire at Mt. Prospect and Elwood Avenue East.

Police said the driver smelled smoke then pulled the bus over and removed the children, three Camden Street School Elementary students, from the bus safely.

The driver sustained an injury to his knee as a result, but there were other injuries reported.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation by the arson unit of the Newark Fire Division.

In another incident, police said after 8 a.m., officers responded to the 900-block of Franklin Avenue to a call of a school bus being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Police said 29 Park Elementary School students occupied the bus during the incident.

There were no serious injuries reported.

This incident is under investigation.