Trump Tower Fire Contained After Massive Response, Three Injuries Reported

3 People injured in fire at Trump Tower 912018

3 People injured in fire at Trump Tower 912018

The New York Fire Department responded to the report of a fire at Trump Tower in New York City Monday morning.

One person sustained a serious and possibly life-threatening injury, while another had a minor injury. Smoke could be seen coming from the Fifth Avenue building just after 7 a.m.

The president's son Eric tweeted his thanks to firefighters for doing "an incredible job".

The New York Fire Department said on its alert system account that the fire was "under control".

Notoriously active on social media, Donald Trump has yet to comment on the incident, as of midday. Trump was in Washington at the time.

According to the Trump Organisation website, the tower is one of New York's most visited and "most distinctive" attractions, having been completed in 1983.

Footage from the scene on Monday showed a column of smoke rising from the 68-story skyscraper as firefighters stood on its roof.

Where is Trump Tower and when was it built?

The president, who has a penthouse residence in the tower, as well as business offices there, is not believed to be at the midtown, Manhattan tower block at this time.

Trump Tower is a 68-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan in NY.

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