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Fire on Gloucester City waterfront sends smoke billowing near Walt Whitman Bridge

Crane catches fire in Gloucester City, Camden County
Crane catches fire in Gloucester City, Camden County 00:17

GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (CBS) - Large plumes of smoke could be seen on the Walt Whitman Bridge on Tuesday morning due to a fire on the Gloucester City waterfront in New Jersey. 

Flames broke out on a cargo ship, around 9:30 a.m. 


Delaware River Port Authority said speeds on the Walt Whitman Bridge were reduced while crews responded to the blaze. All lanes reopened shortly after 10 a.m.  

There is no word on what caused the fire. There have been no reported injuries. 

Smoke was visible in the area of South Philadelphia and could be present in other parts of the city, the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management said.  

Smoke billows into the air following a crane fire along the Delaware River Waterfront in Gloucester City, New Jersey on May 21, 2024.  Helen  

If you see smoke in the area, the health department recommends avoiding going outside as much as possible and closing all windows and doors to minimize air pollution in your home.

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