Fire Breaks Out at Trump Tower in New York City, FDNY Says

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The city's Fire Department said the blaze broke out at around 7am (noon GMT) on Monday, causing smoke to billow from the roof of the building which contains U.S. president Donald Trump's home and business offices. After more than 70 firefighters responded, the fire was declared under control by 8:15 am.

Completed in 1983, Trump Tower was designed by American architect Der Scutt and has zigzagging glass facade, with stepped terraces topped with trees midway up.

The fire department is on the scene, the police spokesman said. There were no evacuations and no one was reported injured, the spokesman said.

Another person suffered minor injuries in the blaze, the New York Fire Department said.

One firefighter was injured when debris fell on him, according to Sakowich.

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The fire seemed larger than reported because of the amount of smoke billowing from the roof of the skyscraper. NY time, reportedly by Secret Service agents.

President Donald Trump has a residence and offices in the tower but he was at the White House in Washington at the time of the fire.

A fire broke out on the top floor of the 664-foot-high building on 8 January 2018.

Eric Trump stated on Twitter that the fire was caused by an electrical issue in a cooling tower, and praised the Fire Department's response.

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