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Truck fire closes one level of Queensboro Bridge

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A truck caught fire on the lower level of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, closing the bridge in both directions Monday morning.

The FDNY received a call at 9:47 a.m. and firefighters were able to get the blaze under control about 15 minutes later. The Department of Transportation checked the bridge for structural damage but found none.

Fire officials said no one was injured and the fire was in the cab of the 18-wheeler.

This was the third time since April a truck fire happened on the Ed Koch Bridge. A truck fire damaged a floor beam on August 16th and back in April, the bridge was closed briefly after a truck caught fire and caused an oxygen tank in the back to explode near the Manhattan entrance.

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