A bus belonging to Thakur Public School in Kandivali (East) caught fire on the Western Express Highway Thursday.
There were no children in the vehicle at the time of the incident as the bus driver was returning to the school after dropping them off after school hours. Samta Nagar police said they had received a call around
3 pm. The fire brigade was informed and three fire tenders and water tankers pressed into service. The fire was doused within 15 minutes,police said. The driver had exited the bus and fled after he noticed sparks,police said.
The fire brigades report is awaited,said a police officer.
Thakur Public School refused to comment on the incident.