Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower, officials say

Two injured in fire at Trump Tower in New York Trump Tower
Lillian Steele | 10 January, 2018, 01:41

New York Fire Department crew respond after a fire broke out at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City.

The Fire Department of NY says the fire started around 7am Monday at the building that contains President Trump's home and business offices.

The fire was first discovered when Secret Service members noticed smoke on the roof and reported it to the building's fire safety director, WPIX reports.

A view of Trump Tower in New York City. It's not known if the injured are civilians ore firefighters.

"This building has two roofs - a low roof, where all the mechanical equipment is. and a top roof. with some vents to cover that equipment so you don't see it from the outside", the official said. Fire officials described the blaze as both being on the top floor and roof.

Trump Tower was also the setting for Trump's reality TV show, "The Apprentice", and the headquarters of his presidential campaign. Eric Trump, the son of President Donald trump tweeted about the incident around 8:30 a.m. Monday and said it was a small fire. The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job.

Trump's wife, Melania, and young son Barron lived in Trump Tower through the first few months of Trump's presidency, but the family moved into the White House in June previous year. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

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