Taxi bursts into flames on the Major Deegan Expressway

A taxi burst into flames on the Major Deegan Expressway, bringing traffic to a screeching halt for hundreds of early morning commuters. 



It happened on the southbound side of I-87, near Exit 6 and Yankee Stadium at around 5 a.m. 



News 12 Assignment Desk Editor Clayton Harley was in the car at the time, and captured it all on camera. 



The fire started in the trunk of the cab, but quickly engulfed the entire vehicle. 



No injuries were reported.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."