Live power line that fell on school bus temporarily traps students, driver

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Posted on May 21, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 9:40 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department was on the scene of an electrical fire involving wires hanging over a parked school bus on a Treme street Tuesday morning.

The driver and the seven children on the bus eventually exited safely.

The incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. near Ursuline Avenue and North Derbingy Street.

A power line broke and fell on a tree, causing it to catch fire. The power line then landed on a school bus that was passing by, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The school bus stopped, and the occupants on the bus were trapped until Entergy cut the power.

A good Samaritan was giving the children water and juice, according to a nearby resident.

EMS and NOFD checked everyone on the bus, and no one was injured, according to the NOPD.

The bus went back en-route to the elementary school, police said.  

Entergy was on the scene repairing the power line while the area was left without power.

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