Fire breaks out in Trump Tower - Fire Dept.

Smoke rises from Trump Tower in New York on Monday. The department said the fire started Monday in the heating and air conditioning system of the building

Fire breaks out in Trump Tower - Fire Dept.

"One minor injury to a firefighter, some debris fell on him, and one engineer who got up there with a fire extinguisher, inhaled some smoke, refused medical assistance".

The fire reportedly started near the top of the 58-storey tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan at about 7am this morning local time.

Eric Trump, the president's son, said there was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the rooftop and that the fire department arrived at the scene within minutes.

"We made several announcements to all the tenants in the building to remain in place", said New York Fire Chief Roger Sakowich. Around 84 firefighters were rushed to the scene right after the incident. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" he tweeted.

Firefighters could be seen on the roof of the building as large clouds of smoke covered the midtown skyline.

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No injuries have been reported due to the one-alarm fire, according to the NYPD.

Residents took to social media to post their own amateur photos and videos of the fire.

The Manhattan high rise that bears his name houses President Trump and his family.

The New York Fire Department is hard at work trying to put out a fire in Trump Tower in New York.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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