"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