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FIRST ON 9: School bus fire not considered suspicious

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Courtesy: Matt Wright Courtesy: Matt Wright
WINTERVILLE, N.C. -

An early morning school bus fire in Pitt County isn't considered suspicious.

It happened at Creekside Elementary School in Winterville.

The Winterville fire chief says they don't suspect foul play. A preliminary investigation suggests the fire may have been electrical.

Marsha McLawhorn with Pitt County Schools tells 9 On Your Side that a teacher who arrived at school around 6:10 Wednesday morning first noticed the fire. The bus was parked in the rear parking lot of the school.

The teacher called authorities and firefighters quickly put the fire out. The rear of the bus suffered noticeable damage.

The bus had been parked in the lot since Tuesday evening. It runs to both A. G. Cox Middle and Creekside Elementary. McLawhorn tells us the bus drivers had not yet arrived for the day when the fire started.

All other buses went out normally as scheduled.

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