Saturday 21 April 2018

Three hurt in blaze at Trump Tower

Smoke is seen rising from the roof of Trump Tower Photo: TWITTER/@NYCBMD/via REUTERS
Smoke is seen rising from the roof of Trump Tower Photo: TWITTER/@NYCBMD/via REUTERS

Three people were injured after a fire broke out in the heating and air conditioning system of Trump Tower in New York.

The blaze started about 7am (noon GMT), causing smoke to billow from the roof at the Manhattan building that contains US President Donald Trump's home and business offices.

Two civilians and a firefighter were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the New York fire department said. It took about an hour to put out the fire.

The president was at the White House when fire engines clogged the streets around his Fifth Avenue building during the morning rush hour.

Mr Trump's son Eric later wrote on Twitter: "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!"

Irish Independent

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