By Mel Evans, AP
In this view from a ferry boat near Jersey City, ongoing construction is seen at One World Trade Center.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say a fire on the 88th floor of the New York City skyscraper under construction at ground zero is likely a false alarm.
Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site, says the fire report was called in by a member of the public Wednesday and is believed to be a false alarm. The report was thought to be related to welding at One Word Trade Center.
The fire department says the situation "probably will hold."
Last week, 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. It's expected to be completed in 2014.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities are reporting a fire on the 88th floor of the New York City skyscraper that's being constructed on the site of the twin towers that were destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
The fire department says the fire was reported shortly before 8 a.m. at One World Trade Center in Manhattan and emergency workers are on the scene.
Authorities say there are no reports of injuries.
Motorists should expect heavy traffic delays and street closures in the area.