TWO people were injured after a fire broke out in the heating and air conditioning system at Trump Tower in New York City yesterday.

The city’s fire department said the blaze broke out at around 7am (noon GMT), causing smoke to billow from the roof of the building which contains US president Donald Trump’s home and business offices.

It took around an hour to extinguish the blaze at the 58-storey building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. About 84 firefighters were at the scene to battle the blaze, and video footage captured smoke billowing from the top of the luxury block.

Initial reports suggested one person was seriously injured, but the New York Fire Department later confirmed on Twitter that a civilian and a firefighter sustained minor injuries.

“Our units got up there quickly, we got water on the fire,” Manhattan borough commander, assistant chief Roger Sakowich said, adding that in current cold temperatures the blaze created more smoke and steam than flame.

The president’s son Eric expressed his thanks to officers for doing “an incredible job”, tweeting: “There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower. The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!”