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School bus catches fire in Brandon

A school bus caught fire in Brandon this morning, forcing the evacuation of all students on board.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the fire at U.S. Highway 301 and Windermere Lake Drive after the driver called 911 and made sure all 64 students bound for Spoto High School followed evacuation procedures and exited safely, officials say.

The fire, which originated from the engine compartment and was determined to be accidental in nature, was extinguished within minutes, officials say.

No injuries were reported, officials say.

Traffic was tied up at the location early this morning, officials say.

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