One Dead After Cars on Brooklyn Bridge Burst Into Flames

NEW YORK      One person was killed when two cars on the Brooklyn Bridge erupted into flames after a crash Wednesday morning, forcing the shut down of the bridge during the morning commute, fire officials said.

The two cars were traveling on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge around 7:15 a.m. when a crash with another vehicle caused them to spin out of control, a spokesman for the New York Fire Department said. Five people suffered minor injuries.

Firefighters extinguished the flames shortly after 8 a.m. had searched the cars for more victims, the spokesman said. The Manhattan-bound lanes on the bridge were reopened around 8:30 a.m., but the other side remained closed, the authorities said.

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