40 children evacuated off school bus after it catches fire

Up to 40 children had a lucky escape this morning after a school bus caught fire in Letterkenny.

The incident happened shortly after 8:30am at the Mountaintop, straight across from the entrance to Foxhills.

The fire brigade were quickly on the scene and the children were evacuated safely off the coach.

The school bus was carrying students from Creeselough to secondary schools in Letterkenny.

The bus driver got the children quickly off the bus, once he realised there was a problem with the engine.