Bakery-supply truck bursts into flames on BQE

Baked: A bakery supply truck went up in flames on the BQE between Atlantic Avenue and Rapelye Street on Monday at 11:13 am. Six trucks full of New York’s Bravest responded to the scene and extinguished the flames, according to a Fire Department spokesman.
Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Firefighters rushed to put out a blaze on the Brookyln–Queens Expressway on Monday, when a truck burst into flames on the highway near the Columbia Street Waterfront District.

Dozens of New York’s Bravest at 11:13 am descended on the Queens-bound side of the expressway, after the vehicle belonging to a bakery-supply company set on fire between Rapelye Street and Atlantic Avenue, according to a Fire Department spokesman.

The responders battled the wheeled inferno after the truck’s driver pulled the smoldering vehicle onto the side of the highway near Adams Street, where black smoke billowed from the wreckage, and the stench of burnt gasoline filled the air.

The trucker managed to pull the vehicle over and escape it with his passenger before the flames injured either of them, according to another employee at Queens-based Sparta Bakery Supplies.

The Fire Department spokesman confirmed the blaze injured no one, including the driver and passenger.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 9:33 am, March 6, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
That is gonna leave a huge carbon footprint.
March 4, 2019, 4:32 pm
Andrew Porter from Brooklyn Heights says:
The locations in the article make no sense. Brooklyn Heights doesn't share a border with Carroll Gardens. And why would a vehicle that caught fire somewhere between Rapelye St & Atlantic Ave drive for another 1-2 miles to Adams St before stopping?
March 5, 2019, 10:55 am
Skippy from South Slope says:
Glad both the driver and passenger escaped uninjured.
March 5, 2019, 2:39 pm
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
"vehicle belonging to a bakery-supply company set fire between Rapelye Street and Atlantic Avenue" ...what did it set fire to, exactly?
March 6, 2019, 9:04 am

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: