Fire breaks out at Trump Tower
9 April, 2018, 12:00 am
NEW YORK – One person was killed and four firefighters received minor injuries in an apartment fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York on Saturday, in a blaze that was quickly extinguished, fire officials said.
The victim, a male resident, died at the hospital and has not yet been identified, they said.
US President Donald Trump, who has an office and a private residence in the midtown Manhattan structure, was not in the building at the time.
“Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!” Trump tweeted.
Fire officials have not yet released a suspected cause of the blaze, adding no member of the Trump family was in the building at the time.
“This was a very difficult fire. As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up. The rest of the building had a considerable amount of smoke,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said on Twitter.
About 200 fire personnel responded to the incident that the department said was a four-alarm fire.