By Steve Beck

MILLSBORO, Del. (CBS) — Two students and a driver were able to escape after a school bus caught fire in Delaware early Monday morning.

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The incident happened at about 6:45 a.m. on Carey’s Camp Road between Millsboro Highway and Phillips Hill Road in Millsboro.

According to the Delaware State Police, the bus driver said the bus shut down, causing it to come to a stop.

The driver said she then saw smoke and flames coming from the front area of the bus.

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The driver and two children exited the rear of the bus through the emergency exit and ran to a nearby house where they were called 911.

The students and bus driver were not injured.

The bus was en-route to East Millsboro Elementary School.

The fire is believed to be caused by a mechanical issue.

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The road was closed for some time while crews cleaned-up the scene.