One person was killed and four firefighters were injured in a fire Saturday at the Trump Tower in downtown Manhattan, authorities said.
The fire started in a residential apartment on the 50th floor of the building at 5:30 pm and the area was evacuated.
— FDNY (@FDNY) April 7, 2018
Trump was in Washington at the time and through a Twitter said the fire had died and attributed his confinement to the construction of the tower.
The photos posted on Twitter show flames and smoke coming out of the windows of the skyscraper in the center of the city, while some videos show how debris falls.
Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018
President Trump’s offices are based in the Trump Tower and his family residence is in the same building. However, he has spent little time in New York since taking office in January 2017.