TWO people were injured, one seriously, in an early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said today.
Although local media initially reported there were no injuries, one person sustained a serious, possibly life-threatening injury, and another had a minor injury, the Fire Department said.
The New York Fire Department have confirmed Trump Tower is on fire
He added: “The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!”
More than 90 minutes after the initial report, 84 firefighters and 26 units were still on the scene, according to department spokesman Firefighter Ken Reilly.
The building was President Trump’s primary residence before his election victory and inauguration nearly a year ago.
Melania Trump and son Barron lived at the property so Barron, 11, could finish the school year uninterrupted but moved into the White House in June.
Trump Tower has been under tight security since Trump took office.
The 27 commercial floors and a three-floor penthouse in the flagship Trump Tower are owned by Trump Organisation but it does not own the remainder of the building.
In total the president has an interest in more than 30 properties across the US and a large portfolio of stocks and shares.
His massive business empire is now run by his sons Donald Jr and Eric along with Trump executive Allen Weisselberg.
Source by thesun.co.uk