The vehicles involved in the accident collided on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge just after 7am on Wednesday, according to ABC 7. Three of the four vehicles caught on fire.
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A video posted online shows thick black plumes of smoke rising from the vehicles.
(DUMBO, Brooklyn) Car Fire on Brooklyn Bridge — Three vehicles are engulfed in flames and emitting black smoke. FDNY are working to extinguish. https://t.co/ZZylzeGxIY https://t.co/NJeFbCb2mu #CitizenAppNYC pic.twitter.com/fSTLV8wIIF
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One person on Twitter reported hearing a “bang” before seeing the fire.
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Firefighters are currently working to put out the blaze.
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One photo appears to show one of the cars completely gutted by the fire, with only its frame left remaining.
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All lanes of the bridge were originally closed in both directions, though the Manhattan-bound side was later reopened. The NYPD’s chief of transportation has tweeted that commuters should use alternate routes.