Trump Tower catches fire in New York City, injuring three

10 January, 2018, 01:43 | Author: Bert Pena
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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.

The Fire Department of NY says the fire started around 7am Monday at the building that contains President Trump's home and business offices.

The building was not evacuated and no injuries were reported. Around 84 firefighters were rushed to the scene right after the incident.

A view of Trump Tower in New York City. However, three people - including a local firefighter - suffered injuries.

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The fire was reported by secret service members around 7 a.m. and started on the roof of the building. They remained on the roof of the tower even one hour after dousing the fire. NY time, reportedly by Secret Service agents. "There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower".

That same day, Neon Nettle published a second piece saying that the "massive fire" (it was not massive) had fueled fears that Trump could be the victim of a "deep state assasination".

It houses the penthouse residence of Donald Trump, where he had lived before moving to the White House in January 2017.

The building houses luxury apartments as well as business establishments.

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