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UPDATE 2: Children escape bus fire

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Forty children were safely evacuated from a River Falls School District bus Thursday morning after the snub-nosed coach caught fire while traveling Falcon Drive, just a few blocks from its destination of Greenwood Elementary School. School officials said driver Steve Linehan stopped his bus on Falcon Drive between Morgan Road and Ninth Street about 8:30 a.m. when he smelled smoke. Students were quickly evacuated as flames erupted and spread.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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