PEQUANNOCK — An NJ Transit bus caught fire Tuesday night at the end of its route in Morris County.

Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder said no passengers were on board the bus when it blew a rear tire around 8:15 p.m. on Route 23 on Jackson Avenue en route to the garage.

The driver got out safely and was not injured, according to Snyder. The rear of the bus was damaged.

A video of the bus fire is posted below.

Route 23 was temporarily closed for firefighters to put out the flames and remove the bus from the scene.

Last month, New Jersey 101.5 examined the transportation agency's safety record after a series of fatal and dangerous accidents and mishaps involving NJ Transit buses late in the year.

For more, see our report: 'Crashes. Speeding through reds. Wrong-way turns. How safe are NJ Transit buses?'


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