One dead person and four firefighters injured in the fire at the Trump Tower in New York

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.

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.

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.


Brian Schell is the lead editor for New York Daily Gazette. Brian has written for many publications including the New York Post Vanity Fair and TODAY. Brian is based in New York city and covers issues affecting local communities. In addition to following the day-to-day life of the Big Apple, Brian also has a passion running and can often be found jogging in Central Park

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