Car fire near Port Authority Bus Terminal sends black smoke into air over Midtown

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 09:35AM
Sandra Bookman reports on a fire near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.


MIDTOWN, Manhattan - A car fire near the Port Authority Bus Terminal caused a massive plume of smoke to rise up into the air in Midtown Manhattan Tuesday afternoon.

The fire happened near 41st Street and 9th Avenue at about 5:30 p.m.

Flames could be seen shooting from the car. Police officers blocked off nearby streets.

On Wednesday, the FDNY announced that the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette

Watch video of the car fire here:

Another Eyewitness News viewer shot this video:


Here's a photo inside the Port Authority, showing a large crowd waiting for buses:


Buses were briefly stopped when the fire started, but things got moving again quickly with minimal delays.

No one was hurt in the fire.

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