A man was arrested after setting fire to a Christmas tree outside Midtown’s News Corporation building early Wednesday morning, police and sources said.
Published: 2021-12-08 01:48 am
One arrest after Christmas tree set on fire outside News Corp. building
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A man was arrested after setting fire to a Christmas tree outside Midtown’s News Corporation building early Wednesday morning, police and sources said.

The holiday display was set ablaze shortly after midnight and the flames quickly spread up the tree in Fox Square outside the 6th Avenue building that houses Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

Photos from the scene show the fire charred most of the Christmas tree that was decked out in red, white and blue ornaments and topped with a red star.

The flames also damaged three other nearby trees decorated with Christmas lights.

Police closed off the surrounding streets as FDNY firefighters extinguished the blaze.

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The burning holiday display on 6th Avenue.
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A still from a video of the burning display.
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Police closed the surrounding streets to fight the blaze.
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Police watch the blaze on 6th Avenue.
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The fire in Midtown burns in the night.
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Firefighters fight the blaze in Midtown.
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