Monday, 25 June, 2018

Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, 2 injured

Authorities respond to fire on Trump Tower roof Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, 2 injured
Andrew Cummings | 09 January, 2018, 02:08

A fire has broken out on the roof of the Trump Tower building in Manhattan, the New York Fire Department has confirmed. The flames were put out about an hour later.

More than 126 firefighters responded to the scene, and the fire was contained by 7:40 a.m., Fox News reports.

Two civilians and a firefighter were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the AP reported. US President was not present there as he is now in Washington.

The blaze was reported at 721 5th Ave.at 6:58 a.m., FDNY said, first describing the fire as coming from the building's top floor.

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Trump Tower caught fire on Monday morning, with emergency responders rushing to the scene just after 7am in midtown Manhattan. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" he posted on micro-blogging site Twitter. Several other members of the Trump family also live in the tower.

The building houses luxury apartments and a number of businesses.

There was no immediate report of injuries, or what caused the incident.

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