At around 7 a.m., about 70 firefighters rushed to the apex of the Fifth Avenue Trump Tower skyscraper at 57th Street in midtown Manhattan to put out the blaze, fire officials said.
They were met with steam and smoke brought on by the 19-degree conditions, officials said.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze “without any problems within the building,” FDNY Manhattan Borough Commander Roger Sakowich said.
We had 1 minor injury to a FF, and 1 minor injury to a civilian. Our units got up there quickly, we got water on the fire, which in 19 degrees creates more steam and smoke – #FDNY Manhattan Borough Commander, Asst. Chief Roger Sakowich regarding the Trump Tower fire this morning
But smoke continued emanating from a rooftop heating and cooling unit of the 58-story building, fire officials said.
At least one firefighter suffered minor injuries after being hit by debris and a building engineer was evaluated for smoke inhalation but refused medical treatment, the officials said.