Trump Tower catches fire in New York

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Imtermational desk: The New York fire department responded to a blaze at Trump Tower on Monday morning. News footage showed firefighters on the roof of the skyscraper, at East 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The fire was minor and likely caused by an electrical fault, the fire department told local media, which said the blaze was reported just before 7am ET.

Smoke billowed from one corner of the high-rise for a while before most of it dissipated. About 84 firefighters were at the scene initially. A few remained on the roof about an hour later.

There was no immediate report of injuries or evacuations, or what caused the fire

The tower is home to a number of residences and businesses. Donald Trump, who keeps a residence in the tower, was at the White House in Washington DC. TheGuardian

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