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Macon bus catches on fire

On April 28, a Macon County Schools activity bus was traveling back to Franklin from an Upward Bound trip with a group of students. 

While coming through Haywood County, the driver of the bus heard a loud pop, which appeared to be a blown tire. The driver pulled the bus safely to the shoulder of the road to begin moving students off the bus. Smoke then appeared and flames quickly filled up the bus. 

All students and the driver safely exited the bus prior to the flames. Haywood County Schools loaned Macon County Schools a bus so they could return to Franklin. 

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