Fire breaks out on roof of Trump Tower

A fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower on Monday morning, injuring three people officials said

.Smoke was seen billowing off the top of the Manhattan skyscraper, carrying for several blocks.

Firefighters were called to the Fifth Ave. skyscraper, located at East 56thSt., at about 7:20 Monday morning.

They quickly knocked the fire down, but firefighters are currently making sure it didn’t spread.

Two civilians and one firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including one man who was taken away on a stretcher.

Eric Trump, the President’s son and an executive vice president at the Trump Organization, confirmed the rooftop cooling tower ignited.

 “The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!” he tweeted.
While President Trump and the First Family now live in the White House, the commander-in-chief maintains a palatial apartment in the 58-story tower. The President was in Washington at the time of the fire.

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