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Someone burns a large Christmas tree at Fox News headquarters in New York

Someone burns a large Christmas tree at Fox News headquarters in New York

New York – A man was charged on Wednesday with causing fire and other offenses by setting fire to a 50-foot Christmas tree in front of headquarters. Fox News In downtown Manhattan, police said.

The tree outside the News Corp building, which houses Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. It caught fire shortly after midnight.

Photos and videos from the scene show about the fully decorated wood fire.

Fox News presenter Shannon Prime reported the blaze as firefighters were engaged in extinguishing the blaze.

“This is Fox Square in New York outside of Fox headquarters,” Prim said. “Looks like our big Christmas tree was completely engulfed in fire a few minutes ago.”

Firefighters put out the blaze, and no injuries were reported.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested by police for allegedly being homeless. It is not clear if he has a lawyer to comment on the allegations.

Police said the man had a lighter, but it was unclear if any accelerators had been used.

The tree was ceremonially burned during the network’s Christmas special on Sunday. His burnt remains were removed Wednesday.

An employee collects the remains of a Christmas tree. (The Associated Press)

FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott told network staff, “We will not allow this deliberate and blatant cowardice to stop us.” Scott said the new tree will be installed “as a message that there can be peace, light and joy even in such dark times.”

The lighting ceremony for the new tree will take place, Scott said.

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