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.