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  • John Ralph
    Bronte volleyball team escapes fire on bus By Matt Phinney San Angelo Standard-Times Thursday, November 1, 2007 The Bronte High School girls volleyball team
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      Bronte volleyball team escapes fire on bus
      By Matt Phinney
      San Angelo Standard-Times
      Thursday, November 1, 2007
      The Bronte High School girls volleyball team will go to a backup bus for today's playoff game in Monahans.
      A two-year-old school bus, the nicest in the school's fleet, sustained massive damage Tuesday night after a fire broke out on board.
      The team was traveling east along state Highway 158 from a playoff victory in Midland when players saw smoke coming from the back of the motor about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday just outside Garden City and alerted coaches, Michael Bohensky, the high school principal said. The bus was evacuated in just a few minutes, and no one was injured, but some textbooks and equipment were lost in the blaze, he said.
      "It's nothing that can't be replaced," he said.
      Bohensky, whose wife, Amy Bohensky, coaches the team, was about 10 minutes ahead of the bus when it caught fire, he said. He said the Garden City Volunteer Fire Department put out the blaze, and the Glasscock County school district loaned a bus to help transport the players.
      "What was really worrisome was that grass on both sides of the highway was burning," he said. "And you could see the cotton fields. We had a fire extinguisher and used every bit of it. They almost got it out, but there was not enough fire extinguisher."
      About 16 players and coaches were on the bus, he said.
      The cause of the fire is under investigation.
      Bohensky said he didn't want to speculate as to what caused the fire, but did say it was a mechanical problem. Bronte will use another bus today to travel to Monahans for its playoff game, he said.
      He didn't immediately know the cost of the bus, but said it was a "pretty penny."


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    • Prothro, Walter
      Anyone know the make and model of the bus and how it was equipped or will that be announced today. ... From: pupiltransportation@yahoogroups.com
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        Anyone know the make and model of the bus and how it was equipped or
        will that be announced today.



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        Bronte volleyball team escapes fire on bus
        By Matt Phinney
        San Angelo Standard-Times
        Thursday, November 1, 2007
        The Bronte High School girls volleyball team will go to a backup
        bus for today's playoff game in Monahans.
        A two-year-old school bus, the nicest in the school's fleet,
        sustained massive damage Tuesday night after a fire broke out on board.
        The team was traveling east along state Highway 158 from a
        playoff victory in Midland when players saw smoke coming from the back
        of the motor about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday just outside Garden City and
        alerted coaches, Michael Bohensky, the high school principal said. The
        bus was evacuated in just a few minutes, and no one was injured, but
        some textbooks and equipment were lost in the blaze, he said.
        "It's nothing that can't be replaced," he said.
        Bohensky, whose wife, Amy Bohensky, coaches the team, was about
        10 minutes ahead of the bus when it caught fire, he said. He said the
        Garden City Volunteer Fire Department put out the blaze, and the
        Glasscock County school district loaned a bus to help transport the
        players.
        "What was really worrisome was that grass on both sides of the
        highway was burning," he said. "And you could see the cotton fields. We
        had a fire extinguisher and used every bit of it. They almost got it
        out, but there was not enough fire extinguisher."
        About 16 players and coaches were on the bus, he said.
        The cause of the fire is under investigation.
        Bohensky said he didn't want to speculate as to what caused the
        fire, but did say it was a mechanical problem. Bronte will use another
        bus today to travel to Monahans for its playoff game, he said.
        He didn't immediately know the cost of the bus, but said it was
        a "pretty penny."

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