WATCH: Truck Bursts Into Flames on Verrazano Bridge

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014  |  Updated 6:29 AM EDT
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A truck burst into flames on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Tuesday evening, causing a traffic backup as firefighters responded.

NBC 4 New York

A truck burst into flames on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Tuesday evening, causing a traffic backup as firefighters responded.

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A truck burst into flames on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Tuesday evening, causing a traffic backup as firefighters responded. 

The box truck caught fire on the upper level of the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge at about 7:30 p.m., according to the FDNY. 

The driver and passenger were able to get out without injuries, authorities said. Traffic was delayed about a half-hour as firefighters put out the blaze. 

Authorities are investigating whether an overheated engine sparked the fire. 

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connects Brooklyn and Staten Island, and is a major link in the interstate highway system. 

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