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BOSTON HEIGHTS -- Students on their way to Cedar Point for a school trip had an unexpected stop early Thursday morning when their bus caught fire.

It was around 8:30 a.m. when the Jackson Middle School students were evacuated on Route 8 North between state Route 303 and the Turnpike.

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The bus driver reportedly noticed smoke near the rear of the bus and immediately pulled over.

Drivers saw delays as crews worked to extinguish the flames, leaving just one lane passable at times.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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