SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. --
A Macomb County bus driver rescued five Macomb Intermediate School District children and three staff members from a flaming bus Tuesday afternoon.
The bus driver told police she was driving on 24 Mile and Schoenherr roads when she noticed sparks and smoke coming out from under the dash.
The driver safely evacuated the children and staff members before the yellow bus burst into flames.
Fire investigators said an electrical fire started the blaze.
"Other than that I don't see anything suspicious," said Shelby Township Firefighter Joe Selakowski.
Nobody was injured.
The Macomb Intermediate School District bus was transporting five 5-year-old autistic children back to school from a field trip when it caught fire, said school officials.
Another bus was called to take the students back to the school.
"I am not sure they (the children) understood the significance of everything that happened," said Macomb Intermediate School District spokeswoman Beth Alberti.
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