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Fire breaks out at WTC site: VIDEO

No injuries or damage reported in blaze, which broke out near the 9/11 memorial and museum
December 26, 2012 02:30PM

A two-alarm blaze spread across several trailers at the World Trade Center this morning, blowing smoke across the site of 9/11 memorial, according to Gothamist. The fire occurred at about 11:30 a.m., and drew approximately 100 firefighters from 25 different units. No injuries have been reported, and there were no reports of damage to any of the World Trade Center buildings.

Although it is still unclear what ignited the fire, it appears that started in a large shipping container adjacent to the memorial and museum, according to a FDNY spokesperson. A Port Authority spokesperson clarified that the fire began in a construction master mechanics trailer and then spread to two adjoining trailers. [Gothamist]Christopher Cameron