Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Fire at Trump Tower in NY

Fire at Trump Tower in NY

- A fire in the heating and air conditioning system on top of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan Monday morning injured three people.

President Donald Trump, who owns the building and resides in the penthouse when he is in NY, was in Washington DC at the time of the blaze. Fire officials could not immediately be reached for comment. After more than 70 firefighters responded, the fire was declared under control by 8:15 am. Video footage showed several firefighters on the roof while smoke spewed out, Fox news reported.

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The blaze erupted when empty water storage units caught fire atop the building at 721 Fifth Avenue, according to the New York Post and other local media. Even in India, a massive fire had broken out at two restaurants in Kamal Mills area of Mumbai in which 14 people including 11 women were injured.

Eric Trump, the president's son, said there was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the rooftop and that the fire department arrived at the scene within minutes. NY time, reportedly by Secret Service agents. His main residence is the White House, although he maintains a luxurious apartment in Trump Tower. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

Trump was in Washington at the time.

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