Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower - UPDATED

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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 on Monday.

 

U.S. President Donald Trump was in Washington at the time.

 

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.

 

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A fire broke out at Trump Tower in New York City’s midtown on Monday, sending more than 100 firefighters to the skyscraper and smoke into the sky.

 

A small fire started in the heating and cooling unit on the roof of the Fifth Avenue high-rise just before 7 a.m., FDNY said. The flames were contained by 7:40 a.m.

 

More than 126 firefighters responded to the scene. Video footage showed several firefighters on the roof while smoke spewed out.

 

The building was not evacuated and no injuries were reported. It's unclear what started the fire.

 

Trump Tower has been protected by heavy security presence since President Trump took office. The building houses both businesses and residences.

 

First lady Melania Trump and their son Barron lived in the New York City residence for the first few months of Trump’s presidency before officially moving into the White House. 

 

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