US News One seriously injured in Trump Tower fire

17:05  08 january  2018
17:05  08 january  2018 Source:   Sky News

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(Bloomberg) -- One person was seriously injured in an early morning fire on the roof of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan that is now under control, New York City’s fire department said.

TWO people were injured , one seriously , in an early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said today. Although local media initially reported there were no injuries , one person sustained a serious, possibly life-threatening injury

A smoke coming out of Trump Tower. Pic: @Slimados © Reuters A smoke coming out of Trump Tower. Pic: @Slimados

Two people have been injured, one seriously, after a fire broke out in the Trump Tower in New York.

About 84 firefighters were on the scene to battle the blaze, and video footage captured smoke billowing from the top of the luxury block.

Although local media initially reported that no-one had been hurt, the New York Fire Department later said one person had sustained potentially life-threatening injuries, and was being treated.

The other person received only minor injuries, they said.

Footage from the scene showed a street packed with fire engines, and it was reported that 26 units attended the scene.

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One person has been seriously injured at a fire at Trump Tower , the Manhattan residence of US President Donald Trump . Another person suffered minor injuries in the blaze, the New York Fire Department said. Mr Trump was not at the 58-storey tower .

One person was seriously injured in an early morning fire on the roof of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan that is now under control, New York City’s fire department said. The fire was reported atop the skyscraper, at 721 Fifth Ave., just before 7 a.m

The 58-story Trump Tower, which houses apartments and office space, had been Donald Trump's primary residence before he became President of the United States last year.

Eric Trump, Donald Trump's son and the executive vice president of the Trump organisation, tweeted that the blaze had been caused by a small electrical fire in the cooling tower of the building's roof.

"The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job," he said.

The Fire Department also tweeted that a fire in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC) on the roof of Trump Tower was "under control".

Built in the 1980s, the Trump Tower sits at the heart of Manhattan and contains multi-million dollar apartments, owned and occupied by the super-wealthy, as well as commercial businesses.

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