- Fire broke out near roof of 68-storey Trump Tower shortly before 7am EST
- Firefighters responded to the early morning fire, no injuries reported
- This was Donald Trump's residence before his election as US President
U.S. President Donald Trump was in Washington at the time.
Although local media initially reported there were no injuries, one person sustained a serious, possibly life-threatening injury, and another had a minor injury, the Fire Department said.
Eric Trump, one of the president's sons, said on Twitter that it was a small electrical fire in the cooling tower on the building's roof.
"The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job," said the younger Trump. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!"
More than 90 minutes after the initial report, 84 firefighters and 26 units were still on the scene, according to department spokesman Firefighter Ken Reilly.
(Reporting by Peter Szekely; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)
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