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 fire broke out Friday in a construction shed under

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2009, 12:19 PM

Updated 5,477 days ago

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(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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