Published: Feb 21, 2011 10:55 PM EST
Updated: Feb 21, 2011 7:56 PM EST

TWIN PEAKS, Calif. - A school bus with up to 25 children aboard slid over the side of a highway in a Southern California ski area after colliding with a county fire vehicle.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Bill Peters tells the San Bernardino Sun that the accident occurred Monday afternoon near the town of Twin Peaks.

He says the bus fell about 20 feet over the side of the road after it collided with a San Bernardino County Fire Department vehicle and a power pole.

State fire officials did not return a call from The Associated Press seeking additional details.

The accident occurred in a mountainous part of the county popular with skiers about 70 miles east of Los Angeles.

--- Information from: The Sun, http://www.sbsun.com

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