Fire Reported at Trump Tower

Posted: Jan 08, 2018 8:44 AM

Emergency crews responded to a fire at Trump Tower Monday morning in Manhattan.

According to a New York Police Department spokesman, a call came in around 7:30 a.m. after a fire alarm went off on the roof of the building.

By 8:16 a.m. the FDNY said the blaze was inside an HVAC system and was “under control.”

Roughly 84 firefighters responded to the scene initially. 

There were conflicting reports over injuries.

"Although local media initially reported there were no injuries, one person sustained a serious, possibly life-threatening injury, and another had a minor injury, the Fire Department said," reports Reuters

Eric Trump responded to the incident 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!” he said.

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