New York Fire Department Responding to Trump Tower Fire

New York Fire Department Responding to Trump Tower Fire

The Fire Department of NY said the fire started at around 7 a.m. ET Monday at the building, which contains U.S. President Donald Trump's home and business offices. Donald Trump's son Eric Trump has praised the fire department for their work.

The president was at the White House when fire engines with flashing emergency lights clogged the streets around his Fifth Avenue luxury building during the morning rush-hour.

Social media users tweeted clips and photographs of the fire.

Two people have been injured as a result of the fire, although it is not yet known whether the victims were firefighters or members of the public.

"We made several announcements to all the tenants in the building to remain in place", said New York Fire Chief Roger Sakowich.

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"One minor injury to a firefighter, some debris fell on him, and one engineer who got up there with a fire extinguisher, inhaled some smoke, refused medical assistance".

The fire department is on the scene, the police spokesman said.

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 past year.

How the blaze began is now under investigation from the city fire marshal, according to a department spokesperson.

Footage from the scene shows smoke billowing from the roof of the 58-storey building and firefighters tackling the problem on the top of the building, with initial reports suggesting the blaze was caused by an electrical issue. The building was famously used as the setting for the reality TV program "The Apprentice".

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