Trump Tower Fire Contained After Massive Response, Three Injuries Reported
A fire at Trump Tower has been contained by the New York Fire Department. Three minor injuries are now reported.
The fire was first spotted just before 7 a.m. New York time, reportedly by Secret Service agents. The fire triggered a massive response from firefighters.
According to the FDNY, the fire was confined to the top of the building, and no residents of Trump Tower were evacuated.
One fire fighter and two bystanders were reportedly injured. All three injuries were minor and not life-threatening.
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President Trump was in Washington and has plans travel to Nashville to give a speech at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention. Though he has spent substantial time during his first year in office away from the White House, he has primarily visited his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago.
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.
A variety of dramatic images of the fire were posted on social media, showing plumes of smoke billowing from the roof:
Update: This article has been updated to reflect Associated Press reports that the fire caused three injuries, up from earlier reports of two injuries. One injury, initially reported as serious, has been downgraded to minor.