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Secret Service agents noticed smoke billowing from the building’s roof and called a fire safety official in the lobby who then located the flames, FDNY Assistant Chief Roger Sakowich said.
The smoky blaze erupted when empty water-storage units caught fire atop the 68-story building at 721 Fifth Ave. just before 7 a.m. The fire was placed under control at 8:13 a.m. No flames were reported inside the building.
One firefighter sustained minor injuries when debris fell on him and was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, according to the FDNY. Two civilians were treated at the scene — also for minor injuries — and declined further medical attention. One was an engineer who went up to the roof with a fire extinguisher and breathed in some of the smoke, Sakowich told reporters Monday.