Saskatoon

Saskatoon school bus a complete loss after starting on fire

The Saskatoon Fire Department believes an electrical fire in the engine caused a school bus to go up in flames Tuesday afternoon.

4 children, driver weren't harmed

The Saskatoon Fire Department believes the school bus started on fire after problems in the engine's electrical system. (Trevor Bothorel/CBC)

The Saskatoon Fire Department believes an electrical fire in the engine caused a school bus to go up in flames Tuesday afternoon.

The bus caught fire just after 4 p.m. CST on Macdermid Crescent in the city's south end.

The driver managed to get four children and himself out safely, and no one was injured.

Investigators say the bus was a complete loss. It's estimated there was $80,000 in damage.

Firefighters managed to quickly put the flames out. Another bus arrived shortly afterwards to take the children home.

The investigation is ongoing.