TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. — Members of two high school soccer teams made it off their bus safely after it burst into flames while headed to a game in central New York.
Officials with the Trumansburg Central School District in Tompkins County say the bus was carrying the varsity and modified girls’ teams to a game in Marathon in neighboring Cortland County on Monday when it caught fire.
District officials say no one was injured. They credit driver Tom Major, a retired physical education teacher and athletic director, with evacuating everyone safely.
A cellphone video taken by a witness and posted on social media shows the bus totally engulfed in flames with thick, black smoke spewing from the vehicle.
The cause of the fire is unknown.