Fire has broken out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower. One resident and at least 4 firemen have been injured. Debris from the fire and the blown out windows rained down on 5th Avenue. The resident was taken to the hospital in critical condition and the fire department said when they got there, the entire apartment was ablaze. The fire started around 6 PM EST and there were flames shooting out the windows. President Trump, Melania and Barron were all in Washington when the fire broke out. No word yet on what caused the fire.
At least five fire trucks were seen responding to the fire on Fifth Avenue.
Trump has an office and home in the building.
At 6:42pm local time the president took to Twitter to share: ‘Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!’
As of 6:55pm the FDNY said that they remained on scene. While the fire may be ‘confined’ firefighters will continue to battle the blaze until its determined to be under control.
Eric Trump also took to Twitter: ‘Thank you to the amazing men and women of the NYFD who extinguished a fire in a residential apartment at @TrumpTower. The @FDNY and @NYPD are truly some of the most incredible people anywhere!’