The cause of the fire in Trump Tower earlier today has been revealed by New York fire authorities.
The fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower this morning on January 8, and was reported to the authorities at 7.20pm.
The fire from the Fifth Avenue property could be seen across the city, with plumes of smoke carrying for several blocks.
According to The New York Daily News, the FDNY have revealed that it was caused by the building’s heating and cooling system.
While it’s understood the fire has been ‘knocked back’, firefighters are currently in the process of making sure it doesn’t spread to any other parts of the building.
There is a small fire in an electrical box at Trump Tower. No injuries but some smoke pic.twitter.com/l7mvR3WfB2
— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) January 8, 2018
There’ve been no injuries immediately reported and the cause of the blaze was unknown at the time.
It’s thought President Donald Trump was not in his apartment during the time of the fire and was residing in Washington.
When I read that Trump is to be interviewed by Mueller probe, and that the Trump Tower is on fire, I thought it was a lame joke:pic.twitter.com/aAjUEM2cmG
— ArianaGic/АріянаҐіць (@GicAriana) January 8, 2018
— Hugh Curran (@hughcurran) January 8, 2018
Seems to be a fire at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan pic.twitter.com/7gEEi2ONGf
— steven rabinowitz (@nycpov) January 8, 2018
More to follow.