Times Square Billboard Catches Fire

The fire was confined to the sign on the Thomson Reuters building.
Times Square Billboard Catches Fire on May 18

A fire broke out on an electronic billboard in New York's Times Square on May 18. Firefighters responded at about 3 p.m. EST, according to CNN.com, to reports of the fire at the 3 Times Square building, also known as the Thomson Reuters building.

The sign, which covers approximately four floors of the building, was "de-energized" after firefighters responded, a New York City Fire Department spokesperson said. No injuries were reported and it was unclear what caused the fire.

For more information, and a video of the scene, click here.

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