The Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, Manhattan, caught fire early morning on Monday, January 8, and firefighters have been brought in to douse the blaze. The New York City Fire Department confirmed the blaze and said that the fire started on the roof of the building that houses heating and cooling systems.
Albeit there were no initial reports of injuries, a police source told NBC News that there were two injuries, one being a firefighter, who was hurt when debris fell on top of him whereas, the other injury happened to an engineer present at Trump Tower.
As soon the fire broke out, New York Police Department and the New York Fire Department responded to the call, with almost 70 firefighters being deployed to douse the fire, as per reports.
US President Donald Trump purchased the building in1979. It was an 11- storied property then, which eventually turned into a 68-storied, 664-foot skyscraper. The headquarters of The Trump Organization houses offices, eateries, and condos.
Trump also has a three-storied penthouse in the building which has often led to the Trump Tower being called the 'White House North.'
US President Donald Trump is currently in Washington and was not present at the Trump Tower when the incident took place.
US President's son, Eric Trump had applauded the efforts of the authorities to bring the situation under control.
There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower. The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise! https://t.co/xuTmq1GBbj— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 8, 2018