Bus carrying high school student athletes catches fire

NEWARK, NJ - A close call for some high school athletes after the bus they were riding in burst into flames.

It happened early Sunday morning in Newark, New Jersey.

Coach Damon Harrison said 32 members of the Shabazz boys and girls track and field teams were on the bus, preparing to take part in the Essex County relays in Jersey City.econds later, Harrison said he started seeing smoke. He and an assistant coach started yelling at the students to get off the bus.