A firefighter applies water to the burning bus in Ocala Friday.
Photo credit: Photo by Ocala Fire Rescue
Three people were injured when a school bus filled with dozens of children caught fire in Ocala on Friday.
Ocala Fire Rescue crews responded to the fire on Southwest 27 Avenue at 4:23 and found smoke pouring from the school bus two minutes later.
“The fire started in the engine compartment which quickly filled the bus with smoke," said Battalion Chief Rick Doucett.
Two adults helped the 64 children evacuate the bus.
Two children and the adult aide were transported to the hospital for evaluation.