Traffic congestion to the North of Gauteng this morning was almost at a complete standstill when just before 7am this morning a bus caught fire on the N1 Western Bypass towards Rivonia in Douglasdale, Fourways. Reports from the scene indicate that a bus had caught alight, setting fire to its trailer. Fortunately the passengers and crew managed to escape just as the entire bus became engulfed in flames. The area around the bus was littered with baggage as passengers scrambled to retrieve whatever belongings they could. Circumstances leading up to the fire is not known, however relevant authorities were on scene and will be investigating.