Three Injured in Fire Atop NY's Trump Tower, Officials Say
Jan 10 2018 by Desiree Burns
A fire broke out on the roof of the 68-story Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan on Monday morning, injuring two people before it was extinguished, according to several reports. A civilian was treated for serious injuries and a firefighter was treated for minor injuries, the department said.
More than 84 firefighters and 26 units responded to the fire on the roof at Trump Tower in NY.
"The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job", said the younger Trump", he said.
In total the president has an interest in more than 30 properties across the USA and a large portfolio of stocks and shares.
A CNN reporter said in a tweet that the fire has been contained and noted that traffic is blocked in the area.
The fire was reported by phone shortly before 7 a.m. EST (noon GMT) on the top floor of the building, and was declared under control about an hour and 15 minutes later, the department said.
"So we had flames coming out of those vents - again no fire inside the building".
Crews were called to President Donald Trump's namesake skyscraper at East 57th Street and Fifth Avenue at 6:58 a.m., according to fire officials. News reported that the fire appeared to be caused by an electrical issue.
Once the investigation is complete, the results will be released, the spokesman, Firefighter Jim Long, said.