MIDTOWN — A bus caught fire at the Port Authority Bus Terminal during rush hour Thursday, FDNY officials said.
A Community Lines shuttle bus in the terminal garage got overheated around 4:45 p.m. and caught fire, causing no injury to the bus driver and single passenger, FDNY and Port Authority officials said.
Firefighters had the fire under control by 5:25 p.m, but the incident had already caused residual delays, according to a Port Authority alert on the agency's website.
Many passengers took to Twitter to gripe about the delays in the terminal and the congested traffic outside.
When the Port Authority employee says there's "just a little fire in the tunnel" .... pic.twitter.com/u2EFZXwTfl— #NoOne2016 (@pistoffprimate) August 25, 2016
There's a bus on fire on the lower level of port authority so I guess I'm stuck here forever.— Justine (@justinecashew) August 25, 2016
Lots of fire trucks at Port Authority Bus Terminal right now. Traffic at a total standstill all around it. Lots of very angry drivers.— Liam Stack (@liamstack) August 25, 2016