Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
KMSU is off the air in Mt. Grove (88.7FM) due to signal interference. We are working to restore coverage at the site. In the meantime, some Mt. Grove area listeners will be able to listen over the air to KSMU at 91.1 or KSMW at 90.3FM. Or stream KSMU anywhere from any device.

A Small Fire Breaks Out On Roof Of Trump Tower In NYC

A small fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday, prompting a response from the New York City Fire Department.

President Trump was in Washington, D.C., at the time of the fire, The Associated Press reports.

A spokesperson for the fire department said there were no evacuations from the building, NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports.

However, there were two injuries — a firefighter received a minor injury and a civilian is "suffering from a serious, life-threatening injury," Hansi says.

"The department received a report of a fire shortly before 7 a.m. Eastern Monday and has sent 84 firefighters to respond," Hansi says.

The fire was brought under control at 8:13 a.m. ET.

ABC News reports that the fire was caused by an electrical box and located in a heating and cooling unit on the tower's roof.

Trump Tower, one of a number of buildings prominently emblazoned with the president's name, has been a symbol of Trump's presidency and site of protests since his election. But the president himself has only rarely visited his penthouse apartment there, preferring to spend time in his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

The U.S. Secret Service used to maintain a command post within Trump Tower, but the post was relocated after disagreements over the terms of the lease.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit

Camila Flamiano Domonoske covers cars, energy and the future of mobility for NPR's Business Desk.