Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, 2 injured

Posted January 09, 2018

Secret Service agents spotted smoke on the rooftop of President Donald Trump's New York City home early Monday morning and called the fire department, according to fire officials.

Clouds of dark smoke emanated from the Trump Tower's rooftop, January 8, 2018, in NY. There have been no injuries or evacuations, and the President is not now at Trump Tower. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" he said.

The fire department said two people were injured. Flames coming from the vents.

Once the investigation is complete, the results will be released, the spokesman, Firefighter Jim Long, said.

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Firefighters could be seen on the roof of the building, between 56th and 57th streets. It took about an hour to put out the fire on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron lived in the residence for the first few months of Trump's presidency, before moving to the White House.

By 8 a.m., the smoke had cleared and firefighters appeared to have left the scene, footage showed.

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