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Killeen ISD school bus catches fire in HEB parking lot

A district spokesman said no kids were on the bus when it caught fire early Friday morning. The driver was uninjured.
Credit: Killeen Educators Facebook page

KILLEEN, Texas — A Killeen Independent School District bus caught fire early Friday morning in the parking lot of an HEB, according to district spokesman Terry Abbott.

Abbott said no kids were on KISD bus 462 when it caught fire at the store off Stan Schleuter Loop just after 7 a.m.

The bus driver was not injured in the fire.

Pictures taken from witnesses posted on the Killeen Educators Facebook page showed the entire front of the bus destroyed.

Credit: Alexis Johnson
Credit: Killeen Educators Facebook page
Credit: Killeen Educators Facebook page
Credit: Killeen Educators Facebook page

Abbott said KISD transportation department and Texas Department of Transportation officials were investigating the cause of the fire. Abbott said the bus was likely a total loss.

Superintendent John Craft said the ISD wants to do everything it can to understand the cause of the fire and prevent another from happening.