TOMS RIVER-On January 14, 2015 at 6:48 am the Toms River Police Department Officer Michael Cassady responded to the area of Old Freehold Road and Dugan Lane for a reported vehicle fire.
Police spokesman Ralph Stocco is reporting that Toms River School Bus 279 was traveling on Old Freehold Road when the driver smelled something burning. They pulled over and, along with the aid, exited the bus.
The bus then became fully engulfed with flames. There were no students on board at the time of the incident. The fire was extinguished by Pleasant plains Volunteer Fire Company.