WATCH | 3 injured in fire atop N.Y.’s Trump Tower

January 9, 2018 - 9:28 AM
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New York Fire Department crew respond after a fire broke out at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City. (photo by Andrew Kelly, Reuters)

NEW YORK — Three people were injured in an early-morning fire at the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday, as the city’s workday rush began.

U.S. President Donald Trump was in Washington at the time. Trump’s primary residence was in the building before his election victory and inauguration nearly a year ago.

Smoke rises from Trump Tower in New Yorrk. (Reuters/Ttwitter/@NYCBMD)

One firefighter was hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries, while two people received minor injuries that were treated at the scene, including a building worker whose injury was initially described as serious, the Fire Department said.

Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, said on Twitter that it was a small electrical fire in the cooling tower on the building’s roof.

“The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job,” said the younger Trump. “The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!”

The Fire Department said the fire was not inside the building, but on top of it.