August 8th, 2012
08:27 AM ET

No fire found after call to World Trade Center site, official says

[Updated at 8:27 a.m. ET] Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says there is no fire at the site. The FDNY received a call of a fire in the tower, but found no active fire upon arrival.

[Posted at 8:27 a.m. ET] Firefighters are responding to a fire on the 88th floor of 1 World Trade CEnter, according to FDNY spokesman Joe Perez.

The building is currently under construction on the site of the former World Trade Center towers.

About 84 firefighters are on the scene, Perez told CNN. No smoke or fire is visible from a CNN tower cam focused on the building.

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  1. JB

    Was this some kind of prank or something?

    August 8, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jan

    Strange that this story is different and "hidden away" at the cnn page.I had to search for it.In news media all over the world it is reported that there was a fire starting at a veldor apparatus in the new world trade center. The really strange thing is anyway that the tower didn`t didnt fall down in free fall speed and get pulverized as the two twin towers and building 7.....

    August 8, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. saywhat

    These accidents can happen during construction. Good news that it turned out a prank or whatever.
    @Jan
    Controlled demolition charges not just a spark for that scenario. Implosion.
    Good morning all

    August 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Perhaps an outsider testing it's vulnerability?

    August 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Kat

    I'm surprised I had to hunt for this article, too. It was reported on my local news station around 9:00 this morning but it's
    not even on the front page here. And there have been no updates since 8:27 A.M. ???

    August 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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