Taxi catches on fire near Times Square

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Eyewitness News viewer Julia A. Chamorro-Palacios captured these photos of the taxi fire.</span></div>
September 3, 2009 11:53:41 AM PDT
A taxi cab caught fire in midtown Manhattan, sending billows of black smoke up in the air near Times Square. Fire Department officials say the cab was sitting on the corner of 53rd St. and Seventh Ave. shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday when it suddenly burst into flames.

Firefighters rushed to the scene minutes later and put out the fire.

There are no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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