Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, 2 injured

Traffic passes Trump Tower Monday Nov. 21 2016 in New York

An electrical fire has caused smoke to billow from the roof of Donald Trump's skyscraper on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and has injured three people. More than 70 firefighters responded to the fire ― a standard number for a blaze on the roof of a high-rise building, he said.

Completed in 1983, Trump Tower was designed by American architect Der Scutt and has zigzagging glass facade, with stepped terraces topped with trees midway up.

Fire crews are seen at base of Trump Tower, in New York January 8, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media.

Debris fell on a firefighter during the incident and an engineer using a fire extinguisher to try and stop the fire inhaled smoke, said FDNY Manhattan Borough Commander Roger W. Sakowich. It's not known if the injured are civilians ore firefighters.

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The department said it was called about 7 a.m. Monday for a report of a fire on the top floor.

TRUMP Tower in NY is the headquarters of The Trump Organization formerly headed by US President Donald Trump. "The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job", tweeted Eric Trump, the president's son. NY time, reportedly by Secret Service agents. President Trump, who owns the building and keeps an apartment in the skyscraper, is now in Washington DC.

"'The fire wasn't in the building, it was on top of the building. The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

Again, the President at the time of this writing is neither missing nor in NY.

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