Fire at Trump Tower leaves 1 dead, 6 injured, says FDNY

NEW YORK — One person was killed and six firefighters were injured in a four-alarm fire at Trump Tower on Saturday, according to the New York City Fire Department.

The person who died was a resident of the building’s 50th floor who had been taken to the hospital in critical condition, department spokeswoman Angelica Conroy told CNN.

The victim was a 67-year-old man who was unconscious and unresponsive when firefighters pulled him out, the New York Police Department said, adding the medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.

The fire was contained to the 50th floor of the tower, located on Fifth Avenue in New York. It was ruled under control around 9 p.m., about two hours after it was originally reported, the FDNY said in a tweet.

The six firefighters injured had non-life threatening injuries, Conroy said.

No members of the Trump family were at the tower during the fire, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. President Donald Trump tweeted before the news of the death that the fire was out and “very confined” in the “well built building” and congratulated the firefighters.

His son, Eric Trump, also congratulated the firefighters, saying “the @FDNY and @NYPD are truly some of the most incredible people anywhere!”

The fire at Trump Tower comes three months after a minor fire broke out in a cooling tower on the roof of the building, according to CNN affiliate WCBS-TV. Two people were injured in the fire that officials said may have been caused by electrical heaters inside the cooling tower.

6 comments

  • Glorious

    BTW, Trump lobbied in the 90s to stop the law requiring sprinklers in residential buildings and his famous Tower still lacks sprinklers on its residential floors.

  • Rusty Knyffe

    Horrible catastrophe, absolutely.

    Will someone, PLEASE, advise the President, his entourage, and all politicians and their family members to get the H*LL off of social media!!! “Twitter” is not, by any stretch of the imagination, to be confused with actual communication and a bona fide source of news. Get off of social media, and STAY off. Release statements in news conferences, ONLY, so that they don’t all make themselves look like petulant children. Sheeeeeeeeeeesh

    • Rusty Knyffe

      ROFL!!!!!!!! Someone sure is butt-hurt about my comment and it’s so telling that people will down-vote something and not engage in any dialogue to support their views.

      Nobody in a public position of employment should maintain a social media account. If they do, they should keep it 100% private for actual people they know, only. People “tweet” without thinking just like children believing that their opinions and persona news is THAT important, most often, and our President is no exception. Social media is killing true communication.

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