Two injured after fire at Trump Tower in NY

Glen Norman
January 10, 2018

Two people were injured in a brief early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as the city's workday rush began, the New York Fire Department said today.

President Donald Trump, who owns the building and resides in the penthouse when he is in NY, was in Washington DC at the time of the blaze. WPIX reports the rooftop fire was noticed by the Secret Service, who alerted building officials who were able to track the blaze to its source in a vent. After more than 70 firefighters responded, the fire was declared under control by 8:15 am.

The Trump Tower fire comes less than a week after a small fire broke out at the home of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York.

Fire officials said a civilian was treated for serious injuries and a firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

A fire at Trump Tower has been contained by the New York Fire Department.

The president has yet to comment on the fire in Trump Tower, where he lived with his wife Melania and their son Barron, until moving into the White House at the beginning of 2017. NY time, reportedly by Secret Service agents.

Others expressed their concern for the safety of Trump and those who were in the tower at the time of the incident.

The building houses luxury apartments as well as business establishments.

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