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Bakery-supply truck bursts into flames on BQE

Baked: A bakery supply truck went up in flames on the BQE between Atlantic Avenue and Rapelye Street on Monday at 11:13 am. Six trucks full of New York’s Bravest responded to the scene and extinguished the flames, according to a Fire Department spokesman.
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Firefighters rushed to put out a blaze on the Brookyln–Queens Expressway on Monday, when a truck burst into flames on the highway near the Columbia Street Waterfront District.

Dozens of New York’s Bravest at 11:13 am descended on the Queens-bound side of the expressway, after the vehicle belonging to a bakery-supply company set on fire between Rapelye Street and Atlantic Avenue, according to a Fire Department spokesman.

The responders battled the wheeled inferno after the truck’s driver pulled the smoldering vehicle onto the side of the highway near Adams Street, where black smoke billowed from the wreckage, and the stench of burnt gasoline filled the air.

The trucker managed to pull the vehicle over and escape it with his passenger before the flames injured either of them, according to another employee at Queens-based Sparta Bakery Supplies.

The Fire Department spokesman confirmed the blaze injured no one, including the driver and passenger.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 9:33 am, March 6, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
That is gonna leave a huge carbon footprint.
March 4, 4:24 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
That is gonna leave a huge carbon footprint.
March 4, 4:32 pm
Andrew Porter from Brooklyn Heights says:
The locations in the article make no sense. Brooklyn Heights doesn't share a border with Carroll Gardens. And why would a vehicle that caught fire somewhere between Rapelye St & Atlantic Ave drive for another 1-2 miles to Adams St before stopping?
March 5, 10:55 am
Skippy from South Slope says:
Glad both the driver and passenger escaped uninjured.
March 5, 2:39 pm
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
"vehicle belonging to a bakery-supply company set fire between Rapelye Street and Atlantic Avenue" ...what did it set fire to, exactly?
March 6, 9:04 am

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