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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. – An investigation is underway after a school bus caught on fire on County Road 34 and Hwy 411 N in Cherokee County.

Authorities received a 911 call around 3:24 p.m. Thursday.

There were 16 students and a driver on board at the time of  the fire. All passengers were able to escape without injury.

Authorities with the Cherokee County EMA confirmed the bus was totally destroyed.