Trump Tower in NYC Catches on Fire, Injuries Reported

January 8, 2018 Updated: January 8, 2018

The Trump Tower in New York City caught on fire, according to reports.

One person suffered minor injuries and another was seriously injured, the New York Fire Department stated. Trump wasn’t there, as he was in Washington D.C.

The fire was reported at 7 a.m. local time, the fire department said.

“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, according to The Independent. “So we had flames coming out of those vents — again no fire inside the building.”

Around 84 firefighters responded to the scene. Some remained on the roof later.

Eric Trump, the son of the president, said the blaze was a “small electrical fire.”

“The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job,” he tweeted. “The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!”

The fire department said the fire broke out inside the buildings heating and cooling system, according to the New York Daily News.

 

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