NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials say a small school bus was destroyed after it somehow caught fire Tuesday morning.

Police say the bus was parked around 7th Avenue and 35th Street. When the fire began, thick black smoke-filled the area and flames shot out of the bus.

A minor explosion was heard inside the bus as it burned.

The bus was being taken for repairs when the fire began. The students were already aboard a different bus and the driver got out safely.

YouTube video of the blaze:

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