Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in NY

Casey Dawson
January 9, 2018

A fire that broke out on the roof of Trump Tower in NY has been contained, firefighters have said.

The Fire Department of NY says the fire started around 7 a.m. Monday at the building that contains President Donald Trump's home and business offices.

President Trump lives on the top three floors of the building, but has been in Washington DC since he took office last January.

The president was not in the building when the fire erupted. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

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The fire department said two people were injured. According to the fire department of the city, the blaze occurred in a cooling unit which contains heaters during this time of the year. Flames coming from the vents.

Firefighters could be seen on the roof of the building, between 56th and 57th streets. Dozens of firefighters responded to the blaze after the initial call came in around 7:30am.

While Trump and the First Family now live in the White House, he maintains a palatial apartment in the 58-story tower.

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