Fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan Leaves 1 Person Dead, 6 Injured

NEW YORK, USA – APRIL 7: Smoke rises from the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York, United States on April 7, 2018. (Photo by Muhammed Said Tanl/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

One man is dead after a fire broke out at Trump Tower in New York on Saturday.

The New York City Fire Department responded to the blaze on the 50th floor of President Trump‘s namesake skyscraper shortly after 5:30 p.m. The fire is currently under control, fire officials said.

Fire officials initially reported that one person had been seriously injured, and three firefighters had sustained minor injuries.

But ABC 7 News in New York reported that one person, a man, was killed in the blaze. In addition, CNN reported that six people were injured as a result of the blaze.

Shortly after initial reports of the fire surfaced on Saturday, Trump declared that the fire had been put out, and thanked the fire department for its response.

But after that, fire officials updated the blaze from a three-alarm fire to a four-alarm fire, and noted that they had not yet gotten it under control.

This fire was the second at Trump Tower in a matter of months. Firefighters responded to a minor blaze in a cooling tower on the building’s roof in January. Two people sustained minor injuries in that fire.

Trump Tower houses both residential apartments and offices.

SOURCE: The Hill – Max Greenwood