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Jessica Rowe thanks bus driver after being pulled from burning car

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Journalist Jessica Rowe has thanked a “fast thinking” school bus driver for helping to save her life after her car caught fire yesterday afternoon.

Journalist Jessica Rowe has thanked a "fast thinking" school bus driver for helping to save her life after her car caught fire yesterday afternoon.

The car caught ablaze on New South Head Road yesterday afternoon outside Kambala Girls School in Sydney's Rose Bay while Ms Rowe was picking up her daughter from school.

"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," Rowe said in an Instagram post overnight.

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Both Ms Rowe and her daughter were unharmed after managing to escape the vehicle before flames consumed the car.

"Thank you to the police and paramedics who are angels. And the tow truck driver! And the mums and dads who stopped to help. We love you," the post said.

Authorities are not yet sure what started the fire.

Channel Nine's news anchor and husband to Ms Rowe Peter Overton told Jim Wilson on 2GB the driver rushed to the car when he saw smoke.

Jessica Rowe with her daughters

"There was a bloke who got Jessica and Allegra out of the car, he told them he saw smoke and told them to get out," Mr Overton said.

"Fire and Rescue and ambulance and police were there. They're all okay and they're home now. There was a real fear that the car could've exploded.

"I'll find out the bloke's details and get in touch to give him a very big thank you."

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/motoring/sydney-news-car-driven-by-jessica-rowe-catches-fire-in-rose-bay/b8fd7864-94a5-410a-b3e5-7891fe2e52d3

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