Smoke billows from Trump Tower in NYC as fire injures 2

09 January, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Scary situation The roof of Trump Tower caught on fire Monday morning in midtown Manhattan

Two people had minor injuries after a blaze broke out in a cooling unit on a Trump Tower roof deck Monday morning, according to FDNY officials.

"The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job", said the younger Trump.

Completed in 1983, the 58-storey tower contains offices, restaurants, a hotel and Trump's private residence.

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Firefighters are on the scene along with members of the NYPD.

Eric Trump, the president's son who co-runs the Trump Organization with his brother Donald Trump, Jr., posted a tweet thanking New York City firefighters for their service.

"We made several announcements to all the tenants in the building to remain in place", said New York Fire Chief Roger Sakowich. It took about an hour to extinguish the blaze at the high-rise building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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The US president has spent little time in NY since his inauguration a year ago, but has a private triplex home at the top of Trump Tower. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" he tweeted.

Photos and videos of the scene showed smoke billowing from the skyscraper.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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