Secret Service Spotted Fire Atop Trump Tower

2 were injured by the rooftop blaze
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 8, 2018 9:57 AM CST

(Newser) – New York City fire officials say a fire in Trump Tower's heating and air conditioning system injured two people and caused smoke to billow from the roof. The Fire Department of New York says the fire started around 7am Monday at the building that contains President Trump's home and business offices. WPIX reports the rooftop fire was noticed by the Secret Service, who alerted building officials who were able to track the blaze to its source in a vent.

WPIX says a building engineer tried to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher and suffered smoke inhalation in the process; fire officials say the civilian was treated for serious injuries, reports the AP. A firefighter was treated for minor injuries, reportedly sustained when debris fell on him. The Washington Post notes the building wasn't evacuated over the one-alarm fire.

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