Firefighters were deployed on the Trump Tower site in New York after a fire broke out in the 58-storey building. The origin of the fire has not yet been officially communicated. No casualties were reported.
Images released by the American media showed that smoke spirals escaped from the Trump Tower building in New York. 120 firefighters were deployed to fight the flames. At least two people were injured, including one seriously, according to the New York Fire Department quoted by Reuters.
The American president was in Washington at the time of the fire. The fire broke out at 7am local time.
Fire crews are responding to a fire at Trump Tower. There have been no injuries or evacuations, and the President is not currently at Trump Tower. pic.twitter.com/xcsHVX5bhP
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 8, 2018
Trump tower on fire pic.twitter.com/mQgvpapw5U
— Andy Constan (@constanandy) January 8, 2018
According to ABC’s Good morning America team, citing a spokesman for the firefighters, a failing electrical panel is behind the incident.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 8, 2018
DEVELOPING: Fire at New York City's Trump Tower; aerial views show firefighters on the roof pic.twitter.com/LBqYMCa1kG
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 8, 2018