News ID: 212843
Published: 0355 GMT April 08, 2018

One dead in fire at Trump Tower

One dead in fire at Trump Tower
Fire trucks arrive outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York on April 7, 2018 during a fire on the 50th floor of the building owned by US President Donald Trump. (AFP)

A man has been killed after a fire breaks out at Trump Tower, the namesake skyscraper of US President Donald Trump in the state of New York.

The blaze started on the 50th floor of the tower in New York City’s central Manhattan area shortly after 5:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, reported.

Videos posted to Twitter showed a fire, reported to be on the 50th floor at Trump Tower in New York on Saturday, April 7, and the New York Fire Department said it was responding to the blaze.

The New York City Fire Department responding to the situation said later that the fire had come under control.


Broken and burned windows are seen after a fire broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower on April 7, 2018 in New York City. (AFP)

Three firefighters have also sustained non-life-threatening injuries

But even before that, Trump declared that the fire had been put out, and thanked the fire department.

They, however, updated the blaze from a three-alarm fire to a four-alarm fire, adding it was not yet under control.


NYPD officers and first responders asses the scene of a fire at Trump Tower on April 7, 2018 in New York City. (AFP)

"Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well-built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. Thank you!" the US President wrote.

This is not the first time fire breaks out in the tower.

Two people sustained minor injuries in January, when fire broke out in a cooling tower on the building's roof.

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