Two injured as fire breaks out at Trump Tower NYC
A smoke is seen rising from the roof of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, New York, United States.
The fire was reported to have started just before 7:00a.m Monday on the top floor of the 68-story building, which houses both residences and businesses.
According to the Fire Department, one person sustained a serious, possibly life-threatening injury, and another had a minor injury.
Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, tweeted that it was a small electrical fire in the cooling tower on the building’s roof.
“The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job,” said the younger Trump. “The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!”
More than 90 minutes after the initial report, 84 firefighters and 26 units were still on the scene, according to department spokesman Firefighter Ken Reilly.