3 injured in Trump Tower fire in New York

A picture obtained from the Twitter account of Susan D. Ball shows smoke coming off the top of the Trump Tower in New York. 
(Susan Ball/Twitter/AFP)
A picture obtained from the Twitter account of Susan D. Ball shows smoke coming off the top of the Trump Tower in New York. (Susan Ball/Twitter/AFP)

New York — 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 on Monday.

The fire started around 07:00 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.

Twenty-six units of 84 fire fighters were mobilized to quench the blaze, said fire department spokesperson Ken Reilly, reported AFP.

READ: Fire on top floor of Trump Tower in NYC

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.

The US president has spent little time in New York since his inauguration a year ago, but has a private triplex home at the top of Trump Tower.

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