Police respond on foot to bus fire at Ledyard Center School

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Ledyard — Police on Thursday morning dashed a long 200 feet with fire extinguishers in hand when a call came in that a bus tire well was on fire at the school across the street.

That's according to a humorous Facebook post police published later Thursday morning.

According to police, the call came from the Ledyard Center School, 740 Colonel Ledyard Highway, just after 7:30 a.m. The new police station is located at 737 Colonel Ledyard Highway.

Police said the driver of the bus, working with school staff, safely evacuated the students. A fellow driver reached the bus with a fire extinguisher before police did and put the fire out.

"We got a little workout running across and traversing the new stone wall with fire extinguishers in hand," police quipped in their post. "Next stop — Spartan Race!"

On a more serious note, police commended the drivers and other staff for their quick work.

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