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Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, FDNY says

09 January 2018

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

A New York Police Department spokesperson said a call came in at around 7:30 a.m. about a one-alarm fire on the roof of the 68-floor luxury building on 5th Avenue. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

The Fire Department of NY said it was called there at around 7am (noon GMT) after the blaze was reported on the top floor. Around 84 firefighters and 26 emergency units responded to the scene. Two minor injuries are reported; a firefighter who was hit with falling debris and a civilian. Pictures and video from the scene showed smoke billowing from the building.

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Twitter user, Susan D. Ball, captured an image of a large amount of smoke emanating from Trump Tower and clouding the air.

Firefighters could be seen on the roof of the building, between 56th and 57th streets.

Smoke was pouring out the top of Trump Tower.

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CBS This Morning provided a better view of the smoking tower.

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

This story is developing and will be updated.

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Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, FDNY says