Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Smoke billows from Trump Tower in NYC as fire injures 2

Fire breaks out Trump Tower in NYC Part of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan catches fire
Charlie Simmons | 10 January, 2018, 01:40

An early morning fire on the roof of Trump Tower in caused three minor injuries and sent smoke billowing over the New York City skyline on January 8.

The Fire Department of NY says the fire started around 7am Monday at the building that contains President Trump's home and business offices. Starting around 7 a.m., smoke billowed from one corner of the building for a while before most of it dissipated. In the meantime, social media users are sharing their thoughts about Trump Tower's rooftop inferno. "Chief Roger Sakowich on the scene of the fire in Trump Tower earlier this morning", the FDNY tweeted. A firefighter suffered a minor injury when debris fell on him. Even in India, a massive fire had broken out at two restaurants in Kamal Mills area of Mumbai in which 14 people including 11 women were injured.

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.

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President Trump was in Washington and has plans travel to Nashville to give a speech at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention. A few remained on the roof about an hour later after the fire was brought under control, the fire service said. NY time, reportedly by Secret Service agents.

The tower houses businesses and luxury apartments, including Mr Trump's three-storey penthouse, which reportedly occupies the top three floors. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

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