3 injured in Trump Tower heating system fire

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NEW YORK (AP) Developments on  Monday, Jan. 8, about a fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan (all times Eastern Standard Time).

  • 12:05 p.m.

New York City fire officials said a fire in Trump Tower’s heating and air conditioning system injured three people and caused smoke to billow from the roof.

The Fire Department of New York spokesperson said the fire started around 7:00 a.m. at the building that contains President Donald Trump’s home and business offices. He wasn’t there at the time.

Fire officials said two civilians and a firefighter were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. It took about an hour to put out the fire on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The president’s son Eric tweeted his thanks to firefighters for doing “an incredible job.”

  • 9:10 a.m.

New York City fire officials say a fire in Trump Tower’s heating and air conditioning system caused smoke to billow from the roof and injured two people.

The Fire Department of New York says the fire started around 7 a.m. Monday at the building that contains President Donald Trump’s home and business offices.

Fire officials say a civilian was treated for serious injuries and firefighter was treated for minor injuries. It took about an hour to put out the fire on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The president’s son Eric tweeted his thanks to firefighters for doing “an incredible job.”

  • 8:15 a.m.

Smoke dwindled on the roof of Trump Tower in New York City.

Smoke billowed from one corner of the high-rise for a while before most of it dissipated.

About 84 firefighters were at the scene initially. A few remained on the roof about an hour later.

The building houses luxury apartments and businesses.

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