President Donald Trump, who owns the building and resides in the penthouse when he is in NY, was in Washington DC at the time of the blaze.
The building was not evacuated and no injuries were reported. Video footage showed several firefighters on the roof while smoke spewed out, Fox news reported.
Trump Tower retains a large security presence and is often protected during large public events in Manhattan.
Trump Tower in New York City.
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One firefighter was hospitalised with nonlife-threatening injuries and a building worker, who had an injury that was initially described as serious, was treated at the scene and declined further medical attention, the Fire Department said.
On 8 January 2018 the web site Neon Nettle - which frequently mixes facts and fabricated claims - published two stories capitalizing on the fire at a Trump Tower building in New York City. A few remained on the roof about an hour later. The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, took to Twitter to thank first responders.
Again, the President at the time of this writing is neither missing nor in NY. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"
A short circuit in a bathroom fan was responsible for the fire in a detached building on the Clintons' property, according to The Associated Press.
Secret Service members were also responsible for spotting the fire on the Clinton property.