A fire lit up the roof of Lower Manhattan's Fulton Street Transit Center around 1:30 p.m. today, an FDNY spokesperson said. It was put out around 2:52 p.m., and no injuries were reported.
The spokesperson was unable to offer information on the extent of the damage inflicted upon the $1.4 billion transit center, which will serve as a hub for 10 subway lines and the PATH train when it's completed in 2014. Happily, the $2.1 million oculus —the crown jewel of the center—was untouched. "It was a very minor fire," an MTA spokesperson said, adding that the blaze ignited after a spark from nearby welding landed on some insulation.