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

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Fire sends smoke into bus terminal
Sandra Bookman reports on a fire near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- 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:

Photo/@Sudeep_Arya via Twitter

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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