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UPDATE: 3 injured in NY Trump Tower heating system fire

Updated: 11:09 a.m. on January 8

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire in Trump Tower's heating and air conditioning system injured three people and caused smoke to billow from the roof, the Fire Department of New York said Monday.

The fire started around 7 a.m. at the Manhattan building that contains President Donald Trump's home and business offices.
Two civilians and a firefighter were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the department said. It took about an hour to put out the fire.
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.

"There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower," the president's son Eric wrote on Twitter. "The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!"

The Republican president announced his candidacy in 2015 at Trump Tower, his home for more than 30 years.

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Updated: 8:24 a.m. on January 8

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City fire officials say a fire in Trump Tower's heating and air conditioning system injured two people and caused smoke to billow from the roof.

The Fire Department of New York says the fire started around 7 a.m. Monday at the building that contains President Donald Trump's home and business offices.

Fire officials say a civilian was treated for serious injuries and a firefighter was treated for minor injuries. It took about an hour to put out the fire on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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

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Updated: 7:25 a.m. on January 8

NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) -- The Fire Department of New York says it's at the scene of a fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The department says it was called around 7 a.m. Monday for a report of a fire on the top floor.

Aerial views showed firefighters on the roof, with smoke billowing from one corner of the high-rise.

People posted video and images to social media, showing smoke rising from the building.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The building houses luxury apartments and businesses.



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Posted: 6:44 a.m. on January 8

NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) -- A fire has broken out near the roof of Trump Tower in New York City. The blaze started just before 7:00 a.m., the New York Fire Department confirmed.

People posted video and images to social media, showing smoke rising from the building, which houses both residences and businesses. No other details were immediately available.

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