Firefighters respond to blaze at Trump Tower

  • Firefighters respond to blaze at Trump Tower

Firefighters respond to blaze at Trump Tower

One firefighter and a civilian were injured, Associated Press reports.

The president's son Eric tweeted his thanks to firefighters for doing "an incredible job".

The blaze reportedly broke out at around 6.58am on Monday, NBC4 NY reported, and appears to have affacted the top of the building, which would put the blaze close to Trump's own penthouse residence and several floors about the headquarters of The Trump Organization.

There were numerous announcements addressing tenants to assure them that there was no need to evacuate because the smoke from the fire hadn't breached the building.

People took social media to post images and video of the blaze, showing smoke rising from the skyscraper. No casualties or injuries have been reported yet.

Trump Tower is a 68-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan in NY. Residential condominiums comprise floors 30 through 68. Several other members of the Trump family also live in the tower.

The president was at the White House when fire engines with flashing emergency lights clogged the streets around his Fifth Avenue luxury building during the morning rush-hour.