Minor injuries were reported after the fire department quickly contained the electrical blaze.
Video from the scene shows smoke billowing from the 58-story building.
The New York City Fire Department responded to the one-alarm fire at the fifth avenue building, and the fire was "under control" within a few hours, the fire department told the Washington Post in a statement.
The fire was localized on top of the building and not inside it, according to a tweet from the New York City Fire Department. President Donald Trump's son Eric tweeted that the fire was electrical in nature, and he thanked the fire department in a tweet calling them "true heroes."
One firefighter and two civilians sustained minor injuries at Trump Tower, the New York City Fire Department wrote in a tweet.
Trump maintains a three-story penthouse residence at Trump Tower in New York City. There are currently 21 units available to rent or buy, according to Streeteasy.