Bus on fire, children evacuated

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- Tense moments Sunday night for 29 passengers, most of them children, on a charter bus.

Montgomery county sheriff's deputies tells WSFA 12 News the bus was on its way to Birmingham from Orlando. But some kind of a malfunction caused the brakes to catch fire.

It happened on U. S. Highway 231 South.

Volunteer fire departments quickly responded and put out the fire.

Thankfully, everyone was able to get off the bus without injury.