Fire reported at Trump Tower, FDNY says

Jan 09, 2018, 00:42
Fire reported at Trump Tower, FDNY says

The fire started on the roof shortly before 7:00am (1200 GMT) in the Fifth Avenue skyscraper, which is President Donald Trump's private home in NY and houses the headquarters of his company, which is today run by his two adult sons.

The president's son Eric later tweeted his thanks to firefighters for doing "an incredible job". "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

Smoke was captured pouring out of the 21st floor of the building and reports said investigators were looking into what may have sparked the blaze.

About 84 firefighters attended the scene initially. Their mission is to put out a small blaze near the roof of Trump Tower.

Trump Tower was also the setting for Trump's reality TV show, "The Apprentice", and the headquarters of his presidential campaign.

Two people are said to have received minor injuries.

Video footage shared on social media smoke billowing from the top of the 58-storey building. President Trump was not in the tower at the time.

The Washington Post noted that the Secret Service first spotted the fire and reported the situation to building managers, who called the fire department.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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