A fire has shut down the Queensborough Bridge. The fire, on what looks like the Queens side of the bridge, has closed the bridge to traffic in both directions. Looking at WNBC's live video, you can see that a tarp is on fire and that there are cars still on the bridge. WABC reports that the tarp is covering construction scaffolding and that the FDNY had difficulty reaching the fire because of the traffic backups. The Associated Press reports that the first call on the fire was at 12:53 and there are over 100 firefighters on scene.

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