The North Mankato Fire Department was called to Palmer Bus  Company (2200 Carlson Dr) at 10: 13 a.m. on Monday, November 2nd, 2020, for a report of a bus on fire inside a garage bay of the building.

Emergency crews arrived to find a school bus fully engulfed in flames. The building sprinkler system did activate. Firefighters were able to extinguish the remaining flames.

Officials learned that employees were working on the bus when the fire started.

Two employees were transported to MCHS by Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service as a precaution for smoke inhalation.

The case remains under investigation by the North Mankato Fire Department and MN  State Fire Marshal’s Office.