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Kentucky high school football team bus caught fire on its way home


A Kentucky high school football team got scared Friday night on their way home from a game.

Scott County High School players were on the bus returning from a game against Frederick Douglass in Lexington as it was engulfed in flames.

School officials said everyone on the bus escaped and no injuries were reported.

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“Everyone on board is safe and unharmed, this includes all student-athletes, coaches and the driver,” the district said in a statement.

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WKYT-TV video showed the back of the burning school bus.

The Lexington Fire Department said the team lost their football gear and new uniforms in the blaze, according to WTVQ-TV. Investigators said the team was traveling on I-75 when passengers in the vehicle smelled smoke. The driver stopped and got everyone off the bus.

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About 100 gallons of diesel fuel escaped from the bus and an environmental team was called in to help clean up the spill.