Fire breaks out in Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York; 2 injured

09 January, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Small fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City

Eric Trump tweeted "There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower". US President was not present there as he is now in Washington.

Trump Tower caught fire on Monday morning, with emergency responders rushing to the scene just after 7am in midtown Manhattan.

"One minor injury to a firefighter, some debris fell on him, and one engineer who got up there with a fire extinguisher, inhaled some smoke, refused medical assistance".

Aerial views showed firefighters on the roof, with smoke billowing from one corner of the high-rise.

The fire was reported by phone shortly before 7 a.m. EST (noon GMT) on the top floor of the building, and was declared under control about an hour and 15 minutes later, the department said. Around 84 firefighters were rushed to the scene right after the incident.

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Twitter user, Susan D. Ball, captured an image of a large amount of smoke emanating from Trump Tower and clouding the air. It serves as the headquarters for the Trump Organization and is located on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets.

Trump Tower houses a number of residences and businesses.

Two people are said to have received minor injuries.

A view of Trump Tower in New York City.

Check back for updates on this developing story.



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