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WATCH: Vehicle Engulfed in Flames Explodes on Queensboro Bridge Ramp in LIC

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The Queens Post has obtained dramatic video footage of a vehicle engulfed in flames and then exploding in Long Island City Sunday (Photo: Queens Post)

Nov. 21, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

The Queens Post has obtained dramatic video footage of a vehicle engulfed in flames and then exploding in Long Island City Sunday.

The footage, captured at around 8:15 p.m., shows an unoccupied vehicle on fire stopped on the westbound ramp that leads to the Queensboro Bridge in Court Square.

The vehicle was on fire for several minutes before it suddenly exploded leaving off a thunderous bang that could be heard several blocks away.

The flames from the fire shot up at least 30 feet into the air while smoke could be seen billowing high up into the night sky.

Soon after, the FDNY arrived on the scene to tackle the inferno.

About two dozen firefighters and two fire trucks were present at the scene to put out the blaze.

Fire officials said there were no injuries related to the incident.

The FDNY did not reveal the make of the vehicle and it is unclear what caused it to go on fire.

Vehicle on fire in Long Island City Sunday (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

vehicle fire Long Island City (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

The FDNY tackling the car fire in Long Island City (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

vehicle fire Long Island City (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Firefighters checking the vehicle after extinguishing the flames (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

vehicle fire Long Island City (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Firefighter at the scene in Long Island City Sunday (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

vehicle fire Long Island City (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

The scene after the fire was put out in Long Island City (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

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Tim S

It reminds me of the tv news reporters during the rioting in the city that would report ‘mostly peaceful protests’. In the meantime, you would see a car or a building on fire behind them.

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