Truck fire, explosion shuts down Queensboro Bridge

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A truck carrying gas tanks caught fire on the Queensboro Bridge Sunday evening, shutting it down for several hours. Screenshot via YouTube
A truck carrying gas tanks caught fire on the Queensboro Bridge Sunday evening, shutting it down for several hours.

The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge was closed for several hours Sunday evening after a truck caught fire and caused an explosion.

Around 7 p.m., the vehicle was attempting to cross the Queens-bound lower-level of the bridge when the truck’s engine caught fire, according to the FDNY.

As a result, several gas tanks inside the vehicle exploded.

There were no injuries reported.

Video via YouTube/MarcoOnTheBass

 

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