BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) - Police are commending a school bus driver who evacuated four students - two of them in wheelchairs - after an electrical fire broke out on the bus in a northwestern Minneapolis suburb.

Officials say the driver also tried to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher while firefighters were on their way Thursday morning.

The driver, a nurse and all of the students aboard safely escaped.

Brooklyn Park Police Cmdr. Mark Bruley tells reporters the bus driver "did a nice job" and didn't hesitate.

The bus was operated by Cincinnati-based First Student and was taking special needs students to Elm Creek Elementary School in Maple Grove.

An Osseo School District spokeswoman says a new bus arrived to take the children to school.