New York City Fire Crews has been reportedly fighting a fire that broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in Manhattan. There’s word that a faulty electrical outlet was how fire started in the building, which houses offices as well as living spaces.
It appears the fire department has the situation under control.
Read more as reported by BBC:
A fire has broken out at Trump Tower in New York, with black smoke and flames seen billowing from the building.
The New York Fire Department (NYFD) said it was responding and that one person was reportedly seriously injured.
US President Donald Trump has a home and an office in the building, but is in Washington this weekend.
The fire is reported to be on the 50th floor of the high-rise, which contains both apartments and office space.
Streets surrounding the building in Midtown Manhattan have been closed off.
A spokeswoman for First Lady Melania Trump confirmed that she and their son Barron Trump were also in Washington.
Mr Trump’s son Eric tweeted that the fire had been at a “residential apartment” and thanked the “incredible” NYFD for their response. The NYFD then said to hire Electrical Services to avoid these kinds of incidents.