Emergency response vehicles closed down a portion of Circle Road as fluid and residue from an engine fire aboard a campus bus Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 was cleaned up. (Mike Pedersen / The Statesman)
Emergency response vehicles closed down a portion of Circle Road as fluid and residue from an engine fire aboard a campus bus Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 was cleaned up. (Mike Pedersen / The Statesman)

An engine compartment fire broke out on a campus bus at approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning near the Roth/Tabler bus stop on the Outer Loop route, according to Assistant Chief of Police Lawrence Zacarese.

All 11 students and the bus driver were safely evacuated and fire marshals were able to put out the fire with a small fire extinguisher. There was no fire department response.

“The bus driver came around the circle and was able to determine there was a funny odor on the bus,” Zacarese said. “He pulled over and the fire marshals were here almost immediately.”

The portion of Circle Road in front of the bus stop was temporarily closed while engine fluids and residue from the fire were cleaned up.

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