A fire has broken out on Trump Tower, the 68-storey building owned by President of the United States, Donald Trump.
The fire was reported by multiple local news outlets and reporters, but the New York Fire Department confirmed it was currently dealing with the incident.
Firefighters were called to the Fifth Avenue tower – which is located between East 56th and East 57th streets – at about 7.20am local time on Monday morning, following reports of a fire on the top floor.
Smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the building, with many New Yorkers taking to social media to share photos and videos of the tower.
It is now thought to be under control, and there have currently been no reports of fatalities or injuries, according to NBC news.
Investigators are now looking into how the fire may have started.
The skyscraper is the headquarters of the Trump Organization, and until Trump moved into the White House in Washington, D.C., he and his family had lived in the penthouse of the tower. It was also the campaign nerve centre for Trump when he ran in the 2016 presidential election, and was used to film the American version of The Apprentice, the series that judges contestants based on their business skills.
He does still have an apartment in the building, but Trump was apparently in Washington when the fire broke out.
The mixed-use building, which was designed by prominent architect Der Scutt, also houses many luxury apartments and businesses.
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. It was also originally the tallest all-glass structure in Manhattan, and offers unobstructed views of Central Park and midtown Manhattan.
“The first 26 floors are comprised of luxury offices, providing world class services to Trump Tower’s commercial tenants,” the website says. “Accessible through a private entrance on 56th street, the residential condominiums comprise floors 30 through 68 and are considered one of the world’s elite luxury residences, catering to public figures, athletes, celebrities and other affluent sophisticates.
“A magnificent waterfall runs through the Atrium of Trump Tower further enhancing its beauty, with Trump Bar and Trump Grill on its entrance and lower level. To complement the refined tastes of our residents, the stunning new Gucci flagship store occupies the 5th avenue corner of the building.”
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