Man Dies as Trump Tower Catches Fire






A middle-aged man died after being pulled from a four-alarm blaze on the 50th floor of the Trump Tower in New York Saturday evening.


The unidentified 67-year-old man was initially listed in critical condition, but pronounced dead later in the evening.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the fire broke out at around 5:30 p.m. and fire engines and ladders were there within five minutes.

According to Nigro, besides the one fatality, four FDNY firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries — two of them burn-related.

They were part of 200 other fire and emergency workers battling the four-alarm blaze at the 58-story Fifth Avenue Trump Tower skyscraper at 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan, fire officials confirmed.

At its peak, flames raged from the window panes as crumbling pieces of ashen materials could be seen falling from the glass skyscraper onto the pavement below.

There were no evacuations, though some residents left on their own, Nigro confirmed.

Multiple street closures slowed foot and car traffic surrounding the tower, from East 55th Street to East 57th Street from Fifth Avenue to Madison Avenue, according to officials.

President Trump was not in New York City this weekend.

Trump Tower, named for the 45th president, is also the headquarters of The Trump Organization and was the campaign nerve center for Donald Trump when he ran on the GOP ticket in the 2016 predential election.

This is the second fire to spark at the skyscraper in recent months.

Another blaze back on Jan. 9 three people, including a firefighter, were wounded after Secret Service agents spotted flames coming from a heating and cooling unit located on the rooftop of the building.

The president maintains the building’s top three floors as his residential home.



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