NEW BEDFORD - A SRTA bus was evacuated late this morning after reports of a fire.

New Bedford Deputy Fire Chief Paul Coderre tells WBSM News the bus stopped in front of 975 Rockdale Avenue when the fire was first detected in the engine compartment just after 11:30 A.M. The driver evacuated all of the passengers.

Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after the fire was reported, but the driver had already put the fire out with a fire extinguisher.

No injuries have been reported.