Firefighters respond to blaze at Trump Tower

Firefighters respond to blaze at Trump Tower

A fire broke out on the roof of the 68-story Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan on Monday morning, injuring two people before it was extinguished, according to several reports.

Fire trucks could be seen outside of the building just after 7 smoke wafted off the roof. 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.

The 58-storey skyscraper serves as the headquarters for The Trump Organization.

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A New York Fire Department spokesperson explained: "We had one minor injury to a firefighter - some debris fell on him. The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" Flames coming from the vents. "No smoke condition or fire was on the inside", Manhattan Borough Commander Assistant Chief Roger Sakowich said on Twitter.

About 84 firefighters attended the scene initially.

The building served as Donald Trump's primary residence and workplace before he took up residence in the White House previous year.