Electrical Fire Breaks Out on the Roof of Trump Tower in Manhattan

A blaze broke out at Trump Tower in Manhattan early on Monday, January 8, Us Weekly can confirm.

“There was a small electrical fire this morning on the rooftop that has since been put out,” the NYPD told Us in a statement.

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Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, New York. Robert Alexander/Getty Images

New York Police Department Chief Roger Sakowich said authorities received a call at 7:30 a.m. about a one-alarm fire on the top floor of the 58-story high rise. One firefighter was injured when when debris fell on top of him.

The fire started in the heating and cooling unit on the roof of the skyscraper named for President Donald Trump. But by 8 a.m. the smoke had cleared.  

People posted video and photos to social media, showing smoke billowing from the building where Trump, 71, filmed his reality TV show The Apprentice

The fire — that was first noticed by U.S. Secret Service agents — remains under investigation. 

President Trump’s son Eric Trump took to Twitter to thank responders. “There was a small electrical fire in the a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower,” he wrote. “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!”

First Lady Melania Trump and 11-year-old son Barron lived in the Fifth Avenue skyscraper through the first few months of Trump’s presidency before moving into the White House in June. The three-level, $100-million penthouse features 24-karat gold-plated ceilings, moldings and glasses.

CNN reported in November 2016 that it costs New York City more than $1 million a day to protect Trump Tower. 

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