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Monday, 8 January 2018

Fire Breaks Out At Trump Tower In Manhattan: Reports

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A fire in Trump Tower's heating and air conditioning system injured three people and caused smoke to billow from the roof, the Fire Department of New York said Monday.
The fire started around 7 a.m. at the Manhattan building that contains President Donald Trump's home and business offices.
Two civilians and a firefighter were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the department said. It took about an hour to put out the fire.
The president was at the White House when fire engines with flashing emergency lights clogged the streets around his Fifth Avenue luxury building during the morning rush-hour.
"There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower," the president's son Eric wrote on Twitter. "The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. The men and women of the .FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!"
The Republican president announced his candidacy in 2015 at Trump Tower, his home for more than 30 years.

The cause of the fire on the roof of Manhattan's Trump Tower wasn't immediately clear.

A small fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower on Monday morning, officials said.
Smoke was seen billowing off the top of the Manhattan skyscraper, carrying for several blocks.
Firefighters were called to the Fifth Ave. skyscraper, located at East 56thSt., at about 7:20 Monday morning.
They quickly knocked the fire back, but firefighters are currently making sure it didn’t spread.

No injuries were immediately reported, and investigators are looking into what may have sparked the blaze.

While President Trump and the First Family now live in the White House, the commander-in-chief maintains a palatial apartment in the 58-story tower. The President was in Washington at the time of the fire.  

Fire crews are seen at base of Trump Tower
The fire was minor and likely caused by an electrical fault, the fire department told local media, which said the blaze was reported just before 7am ET.
Smoke billowed from one corner of the high-rise for a while before most of it dissipated. About 84 firefighters were at the scene initially. A few remained on the roof about an hour later.

There was no immediate report of injuries or evacuations, or what caused the fire

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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