Crews have responded to a fire in a heating and cooling unit on the roof of Trump Tower in New York City just before 7 a.m. Smoke billowed from the rooftop of the building. The New York Fire Department was at the scene within minutes. The fire was in the HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit.
The blaze was soon under control. Two injuries were reported, including one firefighter and one civilian. There were no evacuations. It was an electrical produced fire. The President, who has a penthouse condominium at Trump Tower, is not currently in the building.
Trump Tower blaze
The traffic was blocked in the area. ” We were able to extinguish the fire without any problems within the building. Everything went according to plan”, Manhattan Borough Commander, Asst. Chief Roger Sakowich declared. “The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!” Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons and the executive vice president of the Trump Organization said in a statement on Twitter. Trump Tower was the setting for the developer-turned-president’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” and the headquarters of his presidential campaign. Trump Tower is a 58-story, 664-foot-high (202 m) mixed-use skyscraper at 721–725 Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Construction on the building began in 1979.