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School bus catches fire near Fenway Park

A school bus that brought Fitchburg State University students to a Red Sox game caught fire Wednesday night near Fenway Park, according to the Boston fire department.

The bus was parked at 108 Kilmarnock St. when the engine fire started at around 8 p.m., the department posted on Twitter.

No injuries were reported, said Steve MacDonald, a department spokesman. The students were at the game and the driver was not in the car, he said.

The fire burned into the cab and damaged the driver’s seat and the first few rows of the bus, MacDonald said.

The driver tried to extinguish the engine on his own, but was not able to contain the fire, he said. Firefighters eventually extinguished the fire.


A tow truck took the bus away and the driver called for a new one for the students.

Mina Corpuz can be reached at mina.corpuz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @mlcorpuz.