Trump Tower Is On Fire, New York Authorities Confirm

09 January, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Scary situation┬áThe roof of Trump Tower caught on fire Monday morning in midtown Manhattan

NY [U.S.A.]: A fire broke out on the roof of the Trump Tower in NY on Monday.

The fire started on the roof shortly before 7:00am (1200 GMT) in the Fifth Avenue skyscraper, which is President Donald Trump's private home in NY and houses the headquarters of his company, which is today run by his two adult sons.

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Trump Tower is located in Midtown Manhattan, and was completed in 1983.

Social media users have been sharing photos and videos of the building on fire, with reports claiming the fire started from an electrical box. Two minor injuries are reported; a firefighter who was hit with falling debris and a civilian.

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A call came in just before 7 a.m. for a blaze at 721 Fifth Ave., which is the skyscraper where President Donald Trump lived before moving to the White House a year ago.

According to Reuters, one fire-fighter received non-life-threatening injuries from the fire.

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'The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!' The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. "No smoke condition or fire was on the inside", Manhattan Borough Commander Assistant Chief Roger Sakowich said on Twitter. Firefighters are on the scene, attempting to extinguish the fire near the roof of the 58-story skyscraper and prevent the flames from spreading. The building was famously used as the setting for the reality TV program "The Apprentice".



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