Fire scare at One World Trade Center

Fire scare at One World Trade Center

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: New York City firefighters converge near 1 World Trade Center after a welding incident led to reports of a possible fire in the high rise building on the former site of the World Trade Center on August 8, 2012 in New York City. Over 84 firefighters from 26 units responded to the morning reports of a fire in the building. There were no injuries reported in the building which is under construction and currently unoccupied. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 8 at 3:25 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Firefighters are leaving a World Trade Center construction site after they were summoned by a report of a fire that turned out to be someone welding.

The fire department says it received a report of a fire on the 88th floor of One World Trade Center at ground zero shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site, said the fire report was called in by a member of the public. He says it was believed to be a false alarm.

Last week at the site, a steel beam signed by President Barack Obama was lifted into place at the top of the 104-story skyscraper that's being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

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