(UnitedVoice.com) – Every year, a beautiful All-American Christmas Tree sits in Fox Square in New York City. The 2021 tree was 50 feet tall, decorated with more than 100,000 lights and 10,000 red, white, and blue glass bulbs. Sadly, the tree went up in flames earlier this week.
It truly is Christmas on Fox Square! Check out the magical moment we lit up the Fox Christmas tree! Watch more from the 'All-American Tree Lighting' special now on Fox Nation. #AllAmericanChristmas @abbyhornacek @LawrenceBJones3 https://t.co/UVTSmT1m2q pic.twitter.com/n9GL3tIQgD
— Fox Nation (@foxnation) December 6, 2021
On Wednesday, December 8, witnesses saw a man climb up the tree and light pieces of paper on fire. The paper caused a massive blaze that damaged the main tree and smaller ones in the display. Fortunately, nobody suffered injuries in the incident. When New York Police Department officers arrived, they saw a man trying to flee the scene and apprehended him.
The Fox News 'All-American Christmas Tree' was set on fire in New York City, and a suspect's under arrest https://t.co/wxx1saRlpP
— UPROXX (@UPROXX) December 8, 2021
Police have identified the suspect as 49-year-old Craig Tamanaha, a homeless man who has a record that includes public intoxication and drug charges. Fox News didn’t allow the arsonist to ruin their Christmas, however. The news organization put up another tree the very next day and lit it on live TV.
Here's video of the Fox relighting its "All-American Christmas tree" at Fox Square in NYC after the previous tree was set on fire early Wednesday morning pic.twitter.com/u3dzOeYjJu
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 9, 2021
Despite being charged with multiple felonies, including arson, the NYC courts released Tamanaha from jail without bail. He is free to walk around and light more trees on fire if he chooses. The Grinch is in NYC.
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