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Houston County school bus catches fire

WARNER ROBINS -- No one was injured Friday when a Houston County school bus caught fire in Perry, a schools spokeswoman said.

The driver and two children were on bus No. 9715 when it caught fire about 10 a.m., said Houston County schools spokeswoman Beth McLaughlin.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Valley Lake Drive and Lake Lillian Drive in Perry.

Houston County firefighters quickly were on scene and put out the fire. The cause was determined to be a faulty turbocharger, an e-mail from McLaughlin stated.

Another school bus caught fire May 21, 2011, on Harner Road in Houston County. Students were evacuated from bus No. 1105, which had 17 Mossy Creek Middle School students and six Perry High School students aboard, McLaughlin said at the time. No one was injured.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.

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