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NY firefighters tackle World Trade Center incident

Published on Aug 8, 2012 11:16 PM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Dozens of New York firefighters rushed to the World Trade Center skyscraper early on Wednesday after a member of the public mistook welding for a fire.

Initial reports from the New York Fire Department suggested a minor blaze on the 88th floor of One World Trade Center, the centerpiece in the project to replace the Twin Towers destroyed in the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

A spokesman told AFP the fire was brought under control in less than an hour.

Subsequently the department said that 84 firefighters had been dispatched to the still unfinished tower after a member of the public reported seeing a fire.

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