Bus catches fire near New Jersey entrance to Lincoln Tunnel

A commuter bus caught fire near the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel on Sunday night.
A commuter bus caught fire near the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel on Sunday night.

A commuter bus traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York caught fire late Sunday near the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, NJ.com reported.

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"You can feel the heat," a person in a car driving past the blaze said in a YouTube video published Monday.

According to the New Jersey State Police, the bus caught fire around 9:30 p.m., NJ.com reported. All the passengers escaped safely, authorities said.

Charlotte Young-Foye, a passenger on the bus, told NJ.com the bus had blown a tire before bursting into flames.

"Woke up this morning feeling extremely grateful after experiencing a horrific fire on the Peter Pan Bus," Young-Foye, of Brooklyn, wrote on Facebook.

"One of the scariest things I've ever seen… a bus being completely engulfed by flames and literally melting from the heat," Jason Gellman wrote on Twitter.

The fire occurred in an area where lanes have been closed because of construction, WPIX reported.

Lanes were closed for more than an hour. At 10:40 p.m., police opened one left lane, and all lanes had reopened by 1 a.m., NJ.com reported