The fire started after Fox News’ Christmas tree went up like a torch in Manhattan.
According to Fox News, a holiday display on Sixth Avenue and 48th Street in midtown Manhattan caught fire early Wednesday.
After midnight, security guards at Fox News’ New York City headquarters noticed a decoration that did not match the all-American motif of red, white and blue, as a man began to climb the 50-foot-tall “tree.” , which was actually an artificial one. An invention in metal painting that forms a whole.
After the man climbed the structure, he lit the papers he was carrying and pushed them into the frame, according to WABC.
Police responded to arrest the man as firefighters battled the blaze.
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I am#BIRA: The Fox News Christmas tree was burned outside their headquarters on the Avenue of the Americas.
📌 #Manhattan l #New York
Shannon Bream announced on Fox News Night that Fox News’ Christmas tree had burned down outside their headquarters on the Avenue of the Americas. pic.twitter.com/FURa4Vo20W
— Rawsalerts (@rawsalerts) December 8, 2021
Craig Tamanaha, 49, was arrested, according to WABC-TV. Police listed him as homeless with a last known address in Brooklyn.
Tamnaha was charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, arson, criminal nuisance, endangering others, criminal mischief, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Tamanaha has been arrested in the past for drug possession and public intoxication, WABC reported.
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Police said they believe Tamanaha, who was holding a lighter when he was arrested, acted alone. Officials said they were not sure if an accelerant was used.
In addition to the All-American tree, three other trees on display were damaged, according to the New York Post.
The incident created a stir on Twitter.
I don’t want to hear about how radical some of you are who believe Republicans are when crazy people are burning Fox News Christmas trees around New York City.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 8, 2021
The Christmas tree outside the Fox News building was possibly set on fire by Chris Cuomo. pic.twitter.com/spOMFOqTJM
— John (@johnhackerla) December 8, 2021
The giant Christmas tree at Fox News in Manhattan was burned by an arsonist last night. New spin? It was “burnt”.
— boustrophedonicOne (@boustro24) December 8, 2021
The tree is decorated with 10,000 decorative mirrors and 100,000 lights.
Live from Fox News from their “All-American” Christmas Tree in Manhattan pic.twitter.com/mZIrTlDJlM
— Aylan (@aylansmith) December 8, 2021
According to Fox, it took workers about 21 hours to build the structure. The company said the trees will be exhibited…