Part of President Donald Trump’s 58-story Midtown Manhattan skyscraper, Trump Tower, caught fire on Monday morning, pictures circulating social media show.
A New York City Fire Department spokesperson said the fire was called in at 6:58 a.m., and that units are on the scene operating, according to CNN’s Kristen Holmes.
The fire appears to be contianed to a small penthouse on one of the upper floors. Videos on social media show plumes of smoke rising during the early morning in New York City.
Though Trump’s wife Melania and young son Barron lived in Trump Tower through the first few months of Trump’s presidency, his family moved into the White House in June.
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Trump Tower retains a large security presence and is often protected during large public events in Manhattan.
The Trump Organisation, Trump’s real estate company, is still headquartered in the tower, which is located on 56th Street and Fifth Avenue in Midtown. (Business Insider)