No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

April 18, 2017

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Fairgrounds Road for the report of a school bus on fire.

The preliminary investigation revealed school bus #639, was in the process of transporting a bus full of students to Leonardtown High School when the engine compartment began to smoke. The bus driver pulled over to the shoulder of the road in front of Leonardtown Middle School and immediately evacuated the students off the bus. After all students had been removed, the bus caught fire.

At this time, there does not appear to be any injuries as a result of the incident.
The portion of the roadway in front of the school is temporarily closed.

The St. Mary’s County Public Schools administration is actively working to notify the parents of the students. Parents with questions are asked to contact their child’s school directly.

The investigation as to the exact cause of the fire is on-going by the St. Mary’s County Public Schools Department of Transportation as well as St. Mary’s County Emergency Police & Fire Personnel.


13 Responses to No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

  1. shelby on April 18, 2017 at 8:58 am

    thank god everyone is ok. Good job on the part of the bus driver.

    • Anonymous on April 18, 2017 at 10:19 am

      YES!! Quick thinking

    • Biden on April 19, 2017 at 9:34 am

      get outta here shelby

  2. Anonymous on April 18, 2017 at 9:11 am

    That doesn’t look like its in front of the middle school to me…..

  3. Biden on April 18, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Get outta here Shelby

  4. Pamela Greenwell on April 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    That does not look like “in front of Leonardtown Middle School”.

    • Biden on April 19, 2017 at 9:32 am

      get outta here pamela

  5. Annoyed on April 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    This is a scary situation considering there were children on board. Fortunately all involved appear to have come out completely unharmed. But what annoys me to no end are the people that knowingly spread unfounded rumors. Drives me crazy. On the radio this morning, it was first reported that there was a really bad accident, and that was the traffic issue. Then it was reported as a car fire. Now several hours later it is revealed that the incident was a school bus on fire. I don’t blame the radio personalities, they are at the mercy of the individuals giving them updates. But after, when we find out what the real story was, it becomes obvious that the person(s) who reported it as a bad traffic accident didn’t actually know what it was, they simply determined (guessed) that it was an accident. And then the person(s) who reported a car fire obviously didn’t know it was a car fire (because clearly it isn’t). You get the idea. Please don’t call up radio stations and give your own BS report on what the situation is if you don’t know. I’m sure people’s hearts are in the right place, but if you don’t know the real story, who are you to take it upon yourself and update the community with your own version of what may be happening. If all you know is that there is “some kind of traffic incident”, that’s fine, I would buy this as “some kind of traffic incident”.

    • Biden on April 19, 2017 at 9:33 am


      • Anonymous on April 19, 2017 at 5:41 pm

        Get outta here biden

    • Anonymous on April 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Seems like a vehicle catching fire on the road is a pretty serious accident.

      • Huh? on April 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

        Where is the other vehicle that was involved in this “serious accident”? Did they leave the scene? An engine catching fire while driving isn’t an accident…

        • Bush on April 21, 2017 at 9:33 am

          yo, we know there wasn’t an accident no one cares, yall need to not get so TRIGGERED