Blow torch blamed for NY bridge fire

NEW YORK - (AP) - The Fire Department says a construction worker's blow torch caused the fire that led to massive traffic jams around the Throgs Neck Bridge.

The fire broke out Friday in a construction shed under the bridge, which links the Bronx with Queens. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

More than 100,000 vehicles make the commute over the bridge on an average weekday.

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