A fire on a school bus briefly closed Uniondale Avenue...

A fire on a school bus briefly closed Uniondale Avenue at the intersection of Hampton Road in Uniondale. There were no children on the bus. (Nov. 12, 2010) Credit: Jim Staubitser

A school bus fire briefly closed Uniondale Avenue in Uniondale Friday, Nassau County police said.

Only the driver was on board when the fire began - and police said that driver was able to escape the burning bus.

The incident occurred at 7 a.m. near Hampton Road. Volunteers from the Uniondale Fire Department responded and extinguished the blaze.

Police said the fire began in the engine compartment. The cause was unclear.

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