Smoke Rises Over Queensboro Plaza Amid Track Fire

A fire broke out on a track at Queensboro Plaza on Friday evening.

The fire ignited sometime before 5 p.m. at the subway hub in Long Island City, just as rush hour was taking off.

Photos posted to social media show flames on the tracks and smoke rising above the multi-level station near the Queensboro Bridge.

It is unclear what started the fire.

Social media users said the fire was quickly put out, although this has not been confirmed.

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