Trump Tower Is On Fire, New York Authorities Confirm
10 January, 2018, 01:42 | Author: Jason Torres
Fire officials could not immediately be reached for comment, but FDNY tweeted an alert at 8:16 a.m., saying the blaze inside an HVAC system is "under control". Video footage showed several firefighters on the roof while smoke spewed out, Fox news reported. In the meantime, social media users are sharing their thoughts about Trump Tower's rooftop inferno.
Trump Tower in New York City.
Two people have been injured as a result of the fire, although it is not yet known whether the victims were firefighters or members of the public. The Department said its fighters were at the scene of the fire.
Eric Trump stated on Twitter that the fire was caused by an electrical issue in a cooling tower, and praised the Fire Department's response. A few remained on the roof about an hour later.
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President Donald Trump was not at the high-rise at the time of the fire.
Another person suffered minor injuries in the blaze, the New York Fire Department said.
The building houses luxury apartments and businesses.
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