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Fire under New York bridge disrupts trains

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Media captionTrains were suspended as firefighters battled the blaze

Commuter rail lines into New York's Grand Central station have been suspended because of a fire under a bridge.

Wooden pilings under the 138th Street lift bridge were ablaze and being attended by a firefighting boat.

Thick smoke billowed over the bridge, which carries all four tracks used by Metro-North.

Trains coming to Manhattan and the south Bronx were being held in stations.

A fault in an electrical transformer may have sparked the blaze, the Office of Emergency Management said.