Trump Tower Fire

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Civilian Dead, 4 Firefighters Hurt In Trump Tower Fire

April 07, 2018 - 7:09 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- One civilian is dead and four firefighters were injured after a fire broke out early Saturday evening at Trump Tower.

The department reported on Twitter that it responded around 6:30 p.m. to the fire at Trump Tower, 721 Fifth Ave. The fire on the 50th floor was raised to three and later four alarms.

One civilian was in critical condition when he was taken to Mt. Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, Nigro said. Police said the civilian, a 67-year-old man, later died.

The civilian lived in the apartment where the fire broke out.

Four firefighters were also injured, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said at the scene. Nigro said two firefighters were burned and two suffered other types of injuries.

Nigro said 200 firefighters and EMS members were dispatched to the scene, and had many floors to search amid smoky conditions.

Nigro said units went with the Secret Service to check President Donald Trump's residence. No members of the first family were in the building at the time, Nigro said.

Trump tweeted early Saturday evening that the fire had been extinguished, and reported that it was "very confined."

Nigro said during the 7 p.m. hour that the fire was not yet considered under control due to smoke conditions.

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