Teacher: Bus drivers evacuated students amid California fire

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California science teacher says heroic bus drivers arrived at schools to help evacuate students threatened by a deadly, fast-moving wildfire.

Paradise Unified School District science teacher Marc Kessler said Friday that teachers and staff also bundled frightened children into their cars Thursday after a sheriff’s deputy told them to flee.

He said they drove through thick smoke and burning embers to get to evacuation centers in Chico and Gridley. He said some teachers were certain they would die in their cars with their students.

He said six bus drivers also helped evacuate students.

They reunited 125 students with their parents, some of whom had not had contact with their children for hours.

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
Menomonie
Chetek
11°
Durand
12°
Ladysmith
14°
Neillsville
Rice Lake
14°
New Richmond
11°
Black River Falls
Medford
River Falls
14°
Duluth
17°
Green Bay
13°
La Crosse
16°
Madison
14°
Milwaukee
19°
Twin Cities
17°
Weather Outlook: Warmer weather on the way, but it won’t last long

Weather Outlook: Warmer weather on the way, but it won’t last long

It will get warmer over the next couple days. Well, at least warming up to near average temperatures. A cold

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Scroll to top
Skip to content