Firefighters leave WTC site after false alarm

Associated Press
New York City firefighters gather at the base of One World Trade Center, right, where they were summoned by a report of a fire that turned out to be someone welding,  Wednesday, Aug.  8, 2012, in New York. 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. but a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site, said the report, by a member of the the public, was believed to be a false alarm. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)
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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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