A bus has caught fire at Thornton this morning.
Luckily the vehicle was empty at the time.
Fire and Rescue NSW says the male driver managed to get off safely.
The bus from Hunter Valley Buses was in Railway Avenue when the fire broke out near the pool shop, blocking the road in both directions and causing heavy delays.
Meantime firefighters have extinguished a house fire in Shortland this morning.
A couple of rooms in the Marton Street home were damaged in the blaze.
One man got out safely.