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Fire damages bus south of Olivia Monday afternoon

OLIVIA — Fire damaged a school bus on Highway 71 south of Olivia Monday afternoon.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office said the bus driver was the only one in the vehicle when the fire broke out. Few other details were available but a witness told KWLM Radio that the bus was taking the BOLD High School baseball team to a game in Redwood Falls and had apparently broken down while on the road.

The incident happened at 4:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 71 south of Olivia. The Olivia Fire Department was on the scene to put out the fire. Sheriff’s deputies, the Olivia Police Department and Minnesota State Patrol assisted with traffic control.