There are not many things scarier than being in a burning building. Today in New York City, tenants of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan found out just how terrifying being in that situation can be, as a fire broke out on the 50th floor. According to the NYFD, three firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the fire that was first reported at 6:00 p.m., and one civilian died after being transported to the hospital, reported CBS News.
The Fifth Avenue building is the site of Trump’s real estate business and where he and his family still have their personal home. While Trump was in Washington at the time, he was apparently being kept up to date on the fire.
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
Trump Tower, which opened in 1983, is located on 5th Ave. and 57th St. in New York City. Before moving to the White House, Mr. Trump, the first lady, and Barron Trump lived in the triplex penthouse apartment.
CBS News also reported that Fire commissioner Dan Nigro said that the Secret Service went up to check President Trump’s residence. Some smoke reached some of floors above the fire, he said, but it was unclear if it had reached Mr. Trump’s residence.
Authorities restricted access to the building, and closed the sidewalk out front. Observers were kept across the street, and some of them caught good footage as the fire burned its way out through the side of the building. Smoke and fire can be seen billowing out of the building, and even some burning debris can be seen falling to the ground.
Fire in Trump Tower worsening pic.twitter.com/6T1VsOCsuP
— Peter Thomas Roth (@PeterThomasRoth) April 7, 2018
This isn’t the first time there’s been a fire at Trump Tower. Three months ago there was a fire in the heating and air conditioning system and a few fire fighters suffered minor injuries when some burning debris fell on them.
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