Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Trump Tower: fire at president's New York HQ

Fire breaks out Trump Tower in NYC Part of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan catches fire
Lisa Bryan | 10 January, 2018, 01:43

One firefighter was injured by falling debris and an engineer inhaled smoke while trying to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, said New York City Fire Department Manhattan Borough Commander Roger W. Sakowich, according to WPIX. Three minor injuries are now reported. Around 84 firefighters were rushed to the scene right after the incident. In the meantime, social media users are sharing their thoughts about Trump Tower's rooftop inferno.

Trump Tower soars above 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.

"This building has two roofs - a low roof, where all the mechanical equipment is. and a top roof. with some vents to cover that equipment so you don't see it from the outside", the official said. Fire officials said the fire was contained to the roof and never entered the building.


US President was not present there as he is now in Washington. NY time, reportedly by Secret Service agents.

Eric Trump, executive vice president for the Trump Organization and one of President Trump's sons, tweeted that the fire was caused by an electrical issue in a cooling tower and thanked the fire department.

The fire never entered the building, and the situation was brought under control by 8:13 am. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" he posted on micro-blogging site Twitter. The fire triggered a massive response from firefighters.

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