Thursday 20 September 2018

Three injured after fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York

A smoke is seen rising from the roof of Trump Tower, in New York, U.S., January 8, 2018 in this still image obtained from social media video. TWITTER/@NYCBMD/via REUTERS
A smoke is seen rising from the roof of Trump Tower, in New York, U.S., January 8, 2018 in this still image obtained from social media video. TWITTER/@NYCBMD/via REUTERS
A smoke coming out of Trump Tower as seen from building next to it, in New York City, U.S., January 8, 2018 in this still image obtained from social media video. INSTAGRAM/@SLIMADOS/via REUTERS
Fire crews are seen at base of Trump Tower, in New York, U.S., January 8, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Twitter/@oinonio/via REUTERS
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Three people were injured after a fire broke out in Trump Tower's heating and air conditioning system, New York City fire chiefs have said.

The blaze started at around 7am (noon GMT), causing smoke to billow from the roof at the Manhattan building which contains 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.

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A smoke coming out of Trump Tower as seen from building next to it, in New York City, U.S., January 8, 2018 in this still image obtained from social media video. INSTAGRAM/@SLIMADOS/via REUTERS

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!"

The Republican president announced his candidacy in 2015 at Trump Tower, his home for more than 30 years.

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