Trump Tower catches fire in New York City, injuring three

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- A fire in the heating and air conditioning system on top of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan Monday morning injured three people. Fire officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Images showed dark plumes of smoke billowing from the building's roof just after 7 a.m. In the meantime, social media users are sharing their thoughts about Trump Tower's rooftop inferno. Sakowich said all the smoke and steam was a result of the cold weather. A few remained on the roof about an hour later after the fire was brought under control, the fire service said.

Eric Trump, one of the president's sons and the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, referenced a problem with a cooling tower on the roof and praised the fire fighters swift response on Twitter.

Trump Tower catches fire in New York City, injuring three
Trump Tower catches fire in New York City, injuring three

A New York City Fire Department representative said the fire was called in at 6:58 a.m. local time and that units were on the scene, according to CNN's Kristen Holmes. NY time, reportedly by Secret Service agents.

The Fifth Avenue building has hit the headlines since Trump took office over the amount spent on security for the president's trips to the tower and his time living there prior to moving into the White House. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" he posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

A fire broke out on the top floor of the 664-foot-high building on 8 January 2018.

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