Richland Couny (WLTX) -- A Richland One bus driver is being hailed a hero for putting out a fire on a school bus.

Thirteen-year-veteran bus driver, Cedric Hoefer, pulled into the district's bus lot last week to park his bus for the night when he noticed smoke and flames coming from another bus in the lot.

He immediately jumped into action and grabbed a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. Luckily, there were no students were on the bus.

The district said if Hoefer had not been there they would have had a big problem. "I feel like our job is just as important as the teachers," says Hoefer.

The district says the fire was sparked by an oil leakage in the right rear of the brake drum.