Children were evacuated off a school bus after a fire broke out in the engine.
Firefighters from Hyndburn and police were called to Enfield Road in Huncoat after the double-decker Pilkington Bus caught fire.
Ten fire fighters and two pumps were mobilised from Hyndburn and used breathing apparatus and foam in the hose reels to extinguish the fire.
John Taylor, of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, said the children were quickly evacuated off the bus and no injuries were reported.
He said: “We got a 999 call saying a bus was on fire and children had been evacuated.
“It is clear they got off before the fire developed.
“The fire resulted in the bus dumping its diesel fuel on to the road so that needed to be dealt with and the police and highways departments were informed.
“The fire was confined to the engine department and was accidental. It mush have caused some disruption to traffic.”
The incident happened at around 3.30pm on Thursday, March 20 and the road was blocked for around an hour.
Pilkingtons said there were around 12 children aged 11 to 16 o the bus at the time.
A spokesman said: "The driver acted swiftly and professionally and evacuated the bus and escorted the school children to a safe place before attempting to put out the fire with the on board fire extinguisher. This was in accordance with company procedures.
"The fire was contained in the engine area although some smoke did enter the passenger area. It looks like an electrical fault started the fire in the engine bay. The bus suffered minimal fire damage."
Alan Pilkington from Pilkingtonbus said he was happy that no passengers were injured and was happy with the way the driver took control of the situation.
He added: "We are looking at the vehicle today to see what caused the fire. This is the first fire incident we have in our 47 year history."