November 20, 2019

Fire breaks out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower, FDNY says 1 civilian seriously injured

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from BBC

One man has died and four firefighters have been injured in a blaze at in New York.

The victim was a male resident of the building who died after being taken to hospital, fire officials said.

For more and video: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43686271

By Michelle Mark From Business Insider

Firefighters responded to a four-alarm blaze at Trump Tower in on Saturday.
The fire department said one person was seriously injured and four firefighters received non-life-threatening injuries.

One person is seriously injured and four firefighters received minor injuries after a four-alarm blaze broke out at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Saturday, the New York City fire department said.

President Donald Trump was not in New York City at the time, though he has an office and residence in the building.

Trump tweeted shortly before 7 p.m. local time that the fire had been extinguished and thanked the firefighters for their response.

“Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!” Trump tweeted.

Commissioner Daniel Nigro said at a press conference Saturday evening that firefighters arrived at the blaze to find an entire apartment engulfed in flames, with one occupant critically injured.

No members of Trump’s family were in the tower during the fire, he added.

The FDNY tweeted just after 8 p.m. that the fire was finally under control.

The New York City Police Department said it closed off several blocks around the area. Photos and videos posted on Twitter showed flames and thick, black smoke pouring out the side of the skyscraper.

IMAGE: A fire broke out at Trump Tower on Saturday, April 7, 2018.Twitter/@FDNY

For more on this story go to: http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-tower-fire-manhattan-fdny-2018-4

 

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