(5/20/14) Almost three dozen Eau Claire high school students escaped injury when their charter bus was destroyed by fire as they were starting a field trip.
Officials said 32 students from Eau Claire North were heading to the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis -- but a problem cropped up before they could leave town. A fire official tells W-E-A-U T-V that the bus driver figured that something was wrong with one of the left tires. The driver was heading to a transfer location when smoke and flames emerged. The students and the driver managed to get out safely, and another bus took them to Minneapolis. A company from Rochester Minnesota owned the damaged bus. Police continue to investigate.