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VIDEO: NYPD truck catches fire at Columbus Circle

Posted at 9:40 AM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 11:02:04-04

COLUMBUS CIRCLE — Flames and plumes of dark smoke were seen at Columbus Circle Thursday morning after an NYPD truck caught fire.

The NYPD barrier truck had mechanical problems and the engine was smoking when it caught fire around 9 a.m., police said.

No one was injured in the incident, according to police.

The fire happened outside CNN's offices, and was caught on camera by an employee — seen in video above.

Extensive traffic delays are expected in the area of Eighth Avenue and Columbus Circle because of the fire, according to Notify NYC, the city's emergency information website.