School bus catches fire, children safe

(Courtesy: Jim Wenthe)

EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- A school bus caught fire on Edisto Island Thursday, and children on the bus were evacuated safely.

The bus caught fire around 2:40 p.m. near Blue House Road.

Edisto firefighters arrived shortly after that and extinguished the flames.

As of 3:30 p.m., Highway 174 was closed so firefighters could clear the scene. The road is expected to be closed until about 4 p.m.