Two school bus fires in one week
After two Brownsville ISD school buses, made by International Corporation caught on fire, the district calls for an investigation.
The second incident happened on FM 802 and South Padre Island Highway Wednesday, October 9th at around 4:30 p.m.
Authorities told Action 4 News, flames burst in the engine compartment of Bus #447.
The driver safely evacuated 30 Rivera High School students from the bus and extinguished the fire.
According to Brownsville ISD, another incident with an International Corporation bus caught fire on 14th Street and the frontage road of Expressway 83.
Bus #528 was transporting 29 Porter High School students.
All the students were safely evacuated through the back door of the bus.
According to a statement from BISD, the drivers in both incidents will be commended in an upcoming school board for taking quick and decisive action to protect BISD students from harm.
A total of 104 buses similar to the ones that caught on fire will be inspected by International Corporation Monday, October 14th.
According to Brownsville ISD, they will receive 72 buses by the end of October.
The new buses will be added to the district TMs 300 buses in the district.
Brownsville ISD provides transportation for more than 27,000 students.