Smoke billows out of Trump Tower as firemen respond to electrical fire

A minor fire broke out at Trump Tower in New York

NPR said two injuries were reported - a firefighter received a minor injury, and a civilian is "suffering from a serious, life-threatening injury".

Trump was in Washington, where he has lived since he was elected president.

Firefighters were called to the scene in Manhattan at around 7am local time, with reports suggesting the blaze was likely caused by an electrical fault. It serves as the headquarters for the Trump Organization and is located on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. They remained on the roof of the tower even one hour after dousing the fire.

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It also houses United States President Donald Trump's penthouse apartment.

Fire crews are responding to a fire at Trump Tower. The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job.

The blaze was reported at 721 5th Ave.at 6:58 a.m., FDNY said, first describing the fire as coming from the building's top floor. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

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