NEW YORK: A fire broke out Saturday on the 50th floor of the city’s Trump Tower, injuring at least one person, as the New York Fire Department (NYFD) said it was responding to the blaze.
US President Donald Trump, however, was in Washington.
“There is currently one serious injury to a civilian reported,” the NYFD wrote on its Twitter.
The NYFD tweeted a picture of the building showing flames and said it was a three-alarm blaze. However, the blaze appeared to have been contained as firefighters made their way into the building.
Smoke rose from the skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan around 6:00 PM (2200 GMT) but later subsided.
Streets surrounding the building — that serves as the headquarters for The Trump Organization and houses a penthouse — were closed off.
Trump himself said the blaze had been extinguished.
“Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!” he wrote on Twitter.
Social media videos showed a small fire that was visible from the structure in centre Manhattan.
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