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

La Trump Tower siège de la Trump Organization à New York le 16 août 2017SPENCER PLATT La Trump Tower siège de la Trump Organization à New York le 16 août 2017SPENCER PLATT
Jay Anderson | 10 January, 2018, 01:44

An early morning fire on the roof of Trump Tower in caused three minor injuries and sent smoke billowing over the New York City skyline on January 8.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

More than 126 firefighters responded to the scene.

As firefighters battled the blaze, a plume of smoke spewed from the roof of the 68-story structure, which had been Trump's primary residence before his election victory and inauguration almost a year ago.

Completed in 1983, Trump Tower was designed by American architect Der Scutt and has zigzagging glass facade, with stepped terraces topped with trees midway up.




NPR said two injuries were reported - a firefighter received a minor injury, and a civilian is "suffering from a serious, life-threatening injury".

The president was in Washington DC at the time.

The president's son Eric Trump tweeted on Monday: "There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower".

Trump Tower has been protected by heavy security presence since President Trump took office. A few remained on the roof about an hour later after the fire was brought under control, the fire service said. The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. The fire triggered a massive response from firefighters. The building houses both businesses and residences.

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