Sparks from construction work ignite fire on pier under Pulaski Skyway

Fire crews scrambled by water to the scene

Fire crews scrambled by water to the scene after a pier under the Pulaski Skyway caught fire Friday afternoon. (August 15, 2014 6:09 PM)

Fire crews scrambled by water to the scene after a pier under the Pulaski Skyway caught fire Friday afternoon.

The fire, believed to be sparked by welders working on the skyway above, broke out just after 1 p.m. on wooden supports in the Hackensack River that provide a buffer around the base.

Officials say sparks fell onto the creosote-soaked wood-fender or pier and quickly caused the...

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