Fire breaks out at Trump Tower, injures five: New York City Fire department


New York: A Major fire breakout on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York late Saturday, seriously injuring five people and hurting four firefighters, New York officials said.

The New York City Fire Department said, “This was a very difficult fire. As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up. The rest of the building had a considerable amount of smoke”.

It said the four firefighters had “non-life threatening” injuries and that the blaze had been brought “under control.” Smoke began rising from the skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan around 6:00 pm.

Streets surrounding the building owned by US President Donald Trump that serves as the headquarters for The Trump Organization and houses the president’s penthouse, were closed off as tourists snapped pictures on their phones.

Trump later said the fire had been extinguished. “Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”.

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