Truck Fire Lights Up The Sky

Smoke filled the night sky as the FDNY arrived on the scene combat the truck fire.
Photo courtesy of Fernando Justiniano

A truck fire on the Bruckner Expressway caused traffic delays during the Labor Day Weekend.

According to a FDNY spokesman, a truck erupted into a fireball on Saturday, September 3 at 4:56 a.m. on the Bruckner Expressway and Pelham Parkway.

Police shut down the northbound lane as seven FDNY units and over 30 firefighters responded to the scene at 5:02 a.m.

The lane reopened for traffic at 8 a.m. after the FDNY extinguished the blaze.

No injuries were reported and the cause has been determined as automotive related.

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