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Part of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan catches fire

Part of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan catches fire

A New York Police Department spokesman said authorities received a call about 7:30 a.m. about a one-alarm fire on the roof the Trump building on 5th Avenue.

Two people have been injured, one seriously, in an early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in New York City.

Emergency responders told CBS News that the fire began in a ventilation shaft.

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

Fire officials say a civilian was treated for serious injuries and a firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

The fire - sparked by an electrical box on the roof of the building - is now under control.

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No evacuations were ordered, and there were no injuries, according to the NY police Department.

Trump Tower has two roofs, one housing mechanical equipment and a higher roof that covers the equipment.

"The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

"We had flames coming out of the vents". The glass building was also his presidential campaign headquarters and is home to private apartments.

About 84 firefighters were at the scene initially.


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