Blow torch blamed for NY bridge fire

(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

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: Interview with parents of Bronx teen who died on mission trip
We asked Bronx residents if they believe in 2 Word on the Street: Extraterrestrial life
At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 3 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
Baltimore police say they are investigating the shootings 4 MD police: 8 shot, 1 dead in Baltimore
A 78-year-old woman was killed in a fire 5 78-year-old woman killed in Morris Heights apartment fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE