TRUMP: New York Fire Department responds to blaze at Trump Tower
FILE PHOTO: FDNY crew respond after a fire broke out at Trump Tower in Manhattan. January 8, 2018 © Andrew Kelly / Reuters
Firefighters in New York City are responding to a fire at Trump Tower. So far no injuries have been reported.
RT – FDNY crews were called to the 50th floor of the building on Fifth Avenue shortly before 6pm Saturday, the fire department confirmed on Twitter. The extent and the severity of the fire was not immediately clear. Thirty-six units and 126 firefighters responded to the three-alarm fire, officials have told AM New York. People are currently being evacuated from the building.
FDNYalerts MAN 3-ALARM 721 5 AVE, HIGH RISE (TRUMP TOWER) FIRE ON 50TH FLR,
“Smoke and debris,” one eyewitness wrote next to his video post of the fire, which shows smoke rising above Manhattan.
There is a fire right now in Trump Tower. Was small and then something happened where the size doubled in seconds!
“Fire dept throwing anti-flame powder. Seems controlled, though with semi-extensive damage to floor and at least three offices,” Michael Lukiman noted.
“My Navy friend Kent Sasagawa and I had been in the tower minutes before, as some personnel rushed by us into the Fire Command room. We thought nothing of it,” Michael Lukiman said on Twitter. “Walking out and around the block, we saw people spectating. Looking up, the flames just started to appear.”
Melania Trump and Barron Trump are both in Washington, DC, according to the first lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, NBC New York reports. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump reassured the guests at his iconic Manhattan building, tweeting that the fire was “very confined” and is now “out.”
“Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!” Trump tweeted.
Saturday’s fire at Trump Tower follows an incident three months ago, when a minor fire broke out in a cooling tower on the roof of the building. In the January 8 incident, two people were treated for minor injuries. AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 07, 2018 at 08:03PM