Photo: Truck Fire On Verrazano Bridge

Given that we receive a slew of messages every day about incidents on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that cause delays, we rarely ever post anything about it. But this time reader Ed Lane sent in a very cool photo that was just too good to set aside.

At around 8:40 this morning, a truck reportedly carrying bottles of compressed oxygen burst into flames. Emergency responders shut down traffic in both directions on the upper level of the bridge to deal with the crisis, made more perilous by the fact that the canisters could explode if overheated. The fire was successfully put out, and the lanes reopened at 9:40 a.m.