Trump Tower fire killed one person and injured four others
09 April, 2018, 00:41
One man was killed and six firefighters received minor injuries in an apartment fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in NY on Saturday, in a blaze that was quickly extinguished, authorities said.
Daniel Nigro, commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, told reporters that the blaze was "a very hard fire, as you can imagine".
Asked if that assessment was accurate, Nigro said, "It's a well-built building".
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro tweeted at about 8 p.m.: "We found fire on the 50th floor of the building". While there was a "considerable amount of smoke", they have not yet determined whether or not the smoke reached President Trump's unit.
'We found fire on the 50th floor of the building.
Typical uncompassionate response from president Donald Trump when a fire killed a resident in Trump Tower in Manhattan. Two people were injured in the fire, which officials said may have been caused by electrical heaters inside the cooling tower.
"The apartment was entirely on fire. So true Jesse! @WattersWorld", Trump wrote. Members of the Secret Service were on hand to determine if the residences of the First Family were damaged. Several residents of the towers told the New York Times on Sunday that they received no orders from the building after the fire began.
One man is dead in the blaze that broke out at Trump Tower this evening, according to a law enforcement source.
Trump, who was in Washington, addressed the situation on Twitter.
Saturday's fire is the 2nd fire in Mr. Trump's Fifth Opportunity constructing this year: 2 civilians suffered small injuries and a firemen was injured by particles in a fire on January 8 on the top of the structure.
Before moving to the White House in January a year ago, Trump and the first lady lived in the triplex penthouse apartment, which occupies sections of floors 56-58, according to Forbes.
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