Trump Tower rooftop fire ‘under control,’ authorities say

Trump Tower

Authorities in New York said Monday that emergency crews had responded to a fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

A New York Police Department spokesman said a call came in at around 7:30 a.m. about a one-alarm fire on the roof the 68-floor luxury building on 5th Avenue. There were no evacuations, the spokesman said, and the flames are reportedly under control.

The fire department is on the scene, according to authorities.

Fire officials could not immediately be reached for comment, but FDNY tweeted an alert at 8:16 a.m., saying the blaze inside an HVAC system is “under control.”

FDNYalerts MAN 7-5 721 5 AVE, MULTIPLE DWELLING (TRUMP TOWER) FIRE IN HVAC , LOCATED ON ROOF, UNDER CONTROL

— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) January 8, 2018

Police said no injuries had been reported, but a reporter with CW affiliate WPIX said officials confirmed two people had been injured.

President Trump was in Washington on Monday morning, according to his public White House schedule.

The Manhattan high rise that bears his name houses Trump and his family in a penthouse condominium. Trump Tower was also the setting for the developer-turned-president’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” and the headquarters of his presidential campaign.

The Trump family’s representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.

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