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A bus carrying 40 students of Friendship Elementary School caught fire around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday on Route 516 in Codorus Township. Witnesses helped the bus driver safely remove all 40 kids from the burning bus.

The cause of the fire is being described as a mechanical failure and the Southern School District bus is a total loss. All the students have been taken to the school where they will be evaluated by the nurse as a precaution.

Fire crews are on the scene of a school bus fire in York County. The call came in just before 8:30 a.m. that a bus along Route 516 in Codorus Township had caught fire.

All students made it off the bus and no injuries have been reported at this time. They are all being evaluated by the nurse as a precaution. Stick with WPMT FOX43 for updates on this story.