A truck erupted in flames this morning on the lower level of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, resulting in enormous plumes of black smoke set starkly against the blue sky and water. At least twelve FDNY units were on the scene fighting the blaze just before noon. Traffic was halted in all directions except on the inbound upper level. No word yet on injuries.
The photos are striking:
Queens: Truck on Fire on the Queensboro Bridge Heavy smoke in the area All lanes closed. pic.twitter.com/5kqTJ1V1CG— NY Scanner (@NYScanner) August 16, 2013
Semi truck fire out FDNY making sure. Looks to be filled with coathangers. Queensboro Bridge closed pic.twitter.com/SGTIwNPSj0— Greg Mocker (@gregmocker) August 16, 2013