Two injured as fire breaks out at Trump Tower in NY

Marie Harrington
January 9, 2018

- A fire in the heating and air conditioning system on top of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan Monday morning injured three people.

The New York City Fire Department said that the fire started on the terrace and was quickly contained. The flames were put out about an hour later.

By 8 a.m., the smoke had cleared and firefighters appeared to have left the scene, footage showed.

Debris fell on a firefighter during the incident, and an engineer using a fire extinguisher to try and stop the fire inhaled smoke, Sakowich said. There have been no injuries or evacuations, and the President is not now at Trump Tower.

Trump's son, and the executive vice president of The Trump Organization, Eric Trump tweeted that an electrical fire in a cooling tower was being eyed as the cause.

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Trump Tower houses a number of residences and businesses.

The Republican president announced his candidacy in 2015 at Trump Tower, his home for more than 30 years.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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