Blaze breaks out at New York Trump Tower

Three people have been injured in a blaze at Trump Tower in New York.

Secret Service agents spotted the smoke billowing from the top of the Manhattan skyscraper just before 7am (local time).

Blaze breaks out at New York Trump Tower
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Two people required first aid on the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. A firefighter was also among those hurt with non-life-threatening injuries.

Around 80 firefighters battled the blaze on the roof of the tower, at East 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

It's believed the fire was caused by an electrical problem in the building's air conditioning system.

"The fire wasn't in the building," FDNY's Manhattan borough commander Roger Sakowich said in a statement on social media.

"We had flames coming out of the vents, no smoke or fire was on the inside.

"We were able to extinguish the fire without any problems within the building."

Donald Trump, who has a residence in the tower, was at the White House in Washington DC at the time.