Bus fire

Killeen ISD bus number 462 caught fire  this morning in the parking lot of the H-E-B on Stan Schleuter Loop, said Chief Communication Officer Terry Abbott.

Nobody was injured after a school bus engulfed in flames just after 7 a.m. Friday, according to the Killeen Independent School District. 

Killeen ISD bus number 462 caught fire this morning in the parking lot of the H-E-B on Stan Schleuter Loop, said Chief Communication Officer Terry Abbott.

No students were on the bus at the time and the driver was not injured, Abbott said.

KISD transportation department officials are investigating the cause of the fire. It is anticipated that the bus will be a total loss.

Killeen ISD officials asked the Texas Department of Transportation for assistance in investigating the cause of a school bus fire Friday morning, Abbott said. TxDOT then referred the district to the Texas Department of Public Safety Killeen office.

Because the fire took place within the city limits of Killeen, DPS referred KISD to the Killeen Fire Department.

"We’re requesting a courtesy inspection of the damaged bus by the fire marshal as a way to assist in our investigation," Abbott said in a written statement.

Superintendent John Craft said the district wants to do everything it needs to do to understand the cause of the fire and prevent such an occurrence in the future, Abbott said.

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