Fire Breaks Out at One World Trade Center in NYC

It took firefighters just under two hours Saturday morning to declare a high-altitude fire at One World Trade Center as under control.

Firefighters responded to the 89th floor of the tower at 7:15 a.m. to help construction workers put out the small fire on some wooden decking. The blaze was knocked down at 8:19 a.m and declared under control at 9:13 a.m., officials said.

The Fire Department said it is still investigating, but described the blaze as a “rubbish fire,” that may have extended to the 90 and 91st floors.

No injuries were reported.

Workers at the unfinished tower extinguished most of the burning wood themselves, but firefighters were still on the scene wetting down the area an hour later. Twenty units with roughly 80 firefighters and EMS personnel responded to the scene.

The skyscraper is already over 1,200 feet high, with a few hundred feet more to go until it reaches its full height.

Republished with permission of The New York Post

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