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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Fox News’ giant Christmas tree catches fire

NEW YORK. On Wednesday, the man was charged with arson and other crimes for setting fire to a 15-meter Christmas tree in front of Fox News headquarters in downtown Manhattan, police said.

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

Photos and videos from the scene show the fully decorated tree burning.

Fox News anchor Shannon Bream informed viewers of the fire as firefighters worked to extinguish it.

“This is Fox Square in New York, outside of Fox headquarters,” Bream said. “It looks like our giant Christmas tree was completely engulfed in flames just a couple of minutes ago.”

Firefighters extinguished the flames, no one was injured.

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The 49-year-old man, who was called homeless by police, was arrested on charges including criminal harm, arson, and trespassing. It was unclear if he had a lawyer to comment on the charges.

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

The tree was ceremoniously lit during the channel’s Sunday Christmas broadcast. His charred remains were taken apart on Wednesday.

“We will not let this deliberate and brazen act of cowardice deter us,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a memo. Scott said the new tree will be planted “as a message that there can be peace, light and joy even in such a dark moment.”

There will be a ceremony to light the new tree, Scott said.

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