Fire breaks out on roof of Trump Tower

A fire that broke out on the roof of Trump Tower in NY has been contained, firefighters have said.

Firefighters could be seen on the roof of the building as large clouds of smoke covered the midtown skyline.

US President Donald Trump was not now at Tower but at Washington the time of the incident.

Crews were called to President Donald Trump's namesake skyscraper at East 57th Street and Fifth Avenue at 6:58 a.m., according to fire officials.

The Fire Department said the fire was not inside the building, but on top of it.

The fire department is on the scene, the police spokesman said.

Two civilians and a firefighter were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the NY fire department said. The flames were put out about an hour later.

First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron lived in the residence for the first few months of Trump's presidency, before moving to the White House.

NBC has posted footage of firefighters responding to a blaze at Trump Tower that was sparked on Monday morning.

  • Jon Douglas