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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A bus driver is being credited for her quick thinking when a fire broke out on a Charlotte school bus Wednesday.

Lindora Richardson put her emergency training to use and was able to get the six Chantilly Montessori Elementary students off the bus and to safety.

The fire broke out around 5 p.m. on Wednesday after Richardson smelled an odd odor coming from the front of the bus.

The smell was wrong cause I know being on the bus we have to check for smells and leaks, she said.

She quickly instructed all the students to exit the back of the bus and ushered them away from the bus before it was engulfed in flames.

I opened the emergency door and secured the door and ushered each kid down until I got them all off the bus, Richardson.

Dennis Benning was taking his child home from school when he saw the flames coming from the bus. Once Benning realized everyone was safe, he grabbed his flip camera and captured video of the bus burning.

It looked like something you'd see on TV - you're waiting for the big explosion so that's why I kept my distance.

Richardson said she does not see herself as a hero.

I don't think so, this is just part of my job description, she said. Just grateful to be here to do my job, again the next day.

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