Quick action prevents fire

A school bus carrying personnel from the Vernon Army Camp stopped after the brakes began smoking

Quick action and a good location helped prevent a possible fire situation Monday afternoon.

A school bus carrying personnel from the Vernon Army Camp stopped on Silver Star Road, near Star Road, after the brakes began smoking at about 3 p.m.

The bus stopped less than a kilometre from the BX-Swan Lake fire hall, where volunteers were quick on the scene.

“They were coming down pretty hot,” said BX-Swan Lake fire chief Bill Wacey. “The brakes were red hot and it was getting red hot on the floor boards as well. It was good, quick action on their part to stop the bus.”

Everybody on the bus was safely evacuated, and they were able to return to the army camp after another bus came and got them.