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A fire has broken out on the roof of the Trump Tower building in Manhattan, the New York Fire Department has confirmed.

The blaze was reported at 721 5th Ave.at 6:58 a.m., FDNY said, describing it as both being on the top floor and roof.

The Republican president announced his candidacy in 2015 at Trump Tower, his home for more than 30 years.

Two civilians and one firefighter were lightly injured.

The Manhattan high rise that bears his name houses President Trump and his family.

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The blaze was reported at the high-rise building on Fifth Avenue just before 7am local time, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) told media, adding that more than 120 firefighters were at the scene.

Footage of the tower showed white smoke billowing from the top, while around a dozen firefighters stood on the roof of the 68-story structure.

Eric Trump, the president's son, said there was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the rooftop and that the fire department arrived at the scene within minutes. The president maintains a penthouse condominium in Trump Tower.

"The men and women of the #FDNY are true heros and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!"

A NY fire department statement said the injuries sustained at the blazer were not life threatening.

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