Journalist Jessica Rowe has thanked those who came to help her after her car burst into flames while dropping her kids off at school.

She was in the car with her daughter when the car burst into flames and was helped by a bus driver who noticed smoke coming from the vehicle.

Rowe thanked everyone who helped her and her daughter in a touching Instagram post.

“We’re safe & sound! Thank you for all of your kindness and love,” she wrote.


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“Thank you to the thoughtful, fast thinking and kind school bus driver Mev who got us out of the car, called the fire brigade, cleared the road and then stayed to drive us home.

“Thank you to the police & paramedics who are angels. And the tow truck driver! And the mums & dads who stopped to help. We love you.”Rowe’s manager David Wilson thanked the bus driver again for his help.

He said “Miev saw the smoke, ran up to the car and got them both out”.

“He got everyone to move away from the footpath, directed traffic, rang the fire brigade and then drove them all home,” he added.

He also confirmed everyone was okay in the vehicle.

“There’s no hospitalisation or anything like that involved, but both are really rattled as you would be,” Mr Wilson said to The Daily Telegraph.

Her husband Peter Overton will not be presenting the news tonight as he wants to be with his family.

He told 2GB that he was “absolutely traumatised” by the incident.

“Everyone at work could see that I was absolutely traumatised when I saw my 14-year-old on FaceTime absolutely inconsolable.

“I saw in the background the car ablaze.”

This article originally appeared on Over60.