It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas — a very smoky one — after someone torched the tree outside the FOX News building … and cops already have a suspect in custody.
NYPD arrested a homeless man they believe acted alone in setting the 50-foot tree ablaze early Wednesday morning. No one was injured, and FDNY put out the fire pretty quickly, still … we’re told smoke filled the office building.
The tree had been decorated with 10,000 ornaments, and its 100,000 lights were just turned on Sunday during an on-air lighting ceremony.
The flames damaged three other nearby trees decorated with Christmas lights … but luckily, there were no injuries reported.
Crews are already taking down what’s left of the burned-out tree, and FOX has plans to install and decorate a new one ASAP.
Not today, Grinch … not today!!!