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An arrest after a fire in a Christmas tree in front of the News Corp building.  At New York


A man was arrested after setting a Christmas tree on fire outside the Midtown’s News Corporation building early Wednesday morning, police and sources said.

The holiday sign was set ablaze shortly after midnight and the flames quickly spread through 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 that the fire charred most of the Christmas tree which was adorned with 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 surrounding streets as FDNY firefighters put out the blaze.

The searing holiday display on 6th Avenue.
Billy Becerra / NY Post

An arrest after a fire in a Christmas tree in front of the News Corp building.  At New York
A still image of a video of the burning display.
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An arrest after a fire in a Christmas tree in front of the News Corp building.  At New York
Police closed surrounding streets to fight the blaze.
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An arrest after a fire in a Christmas tree in front of the News Corp building.  At New York
Police are watching the 6th Avenue fire.
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An arrest after a fire in a Christmas tree in front of the News Corp building.  At New York
The Midtown fire burns overnight.
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An arrest after a fire in a Christmas tree in front of the News Corp building.  At New York
Firefighters are fighting the blaze in Midtown.
Billy Becerra / NY Post

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