Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Firefighters Injured After Trump Tower Catches Fire

Firefighters Injured After Trump Tower Catches Fire

The fire is reportedly under control and no injuries or loss of life have been reported.

Aerial views showed firefighters on the roof, with smoke billowing from one corner of the high-rise.

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The fire was in a rooftop heating and cooling unit, the fire department told ABC News.

"The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job", said the younger Trump.

On home ground Donald Trump holds a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower on the presidential campaign trail last year
On home ground Donald Trump holds a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower on the presidential campaign trail last year

President Trump was in Washington and has plans travel to Nashville to give a speech at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention.

"FIRE AND FURY on top of Trump Tower!".

Numerous fire crews were still on scene an hour later, though the smoke lessened significantly.

On 8 January 2018 the web site Neon Nettle - which frequently mixes facts and fabricated claims - published two stories capitalizing on the fire at a Trump Tower building in New York City.

The Fifth Avenue building has hit the headlines since Trump took office over the amount spent on security for the president's trips to the tower and his time living there prior to moving into the White House. Eric Trump, the son of President Donald trump tweeted about the incident around 8:30 a.m. Monday and said it was a small fire. How fitting. A sign from God", one wrote, while another added, "Hope Trump likes all the fire and fury happening on top of his tower right now.

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