Fire Breaks out at Trump Tower. 1 Seriously Injured
1 Seriously Injured After Fire Breaks Out at Trump Tower: FDNY
Published 2 hours ago | Updated 4 minutes ago
What to Know
A fire broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower Saturday evening
Video shows thick black smoke and flames shooting high above midtown
One person was seriously injured, an FDNY official said; the Trumps were not in the building at the time
One person was seriously injured after a fire erupted at Trump Tower in Midtown on Saturday evening, a senior FDNY official said.
Four firefighters have minor injuries in addition to the civilian, who is in critical condition, the FDNY said.
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The fire broke out in multiple units on the 50th floor of the tower shortly before 6 p.m. It was knocked down by 6:45 p.m., according to the senior FDNY official.
Videos on social media show thick, black smoke and flames rising from the building as people watch below.
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At least five fire trucks were seen responding to the fire on Fifth Avenue shortly after the blaze started.
President Donald Trump has an office and a home in the building, but he was not in New York on Saturday.
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The president responded on Twitter, saying: "Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!"
Melania Trump and the couple's son, Barron Trump, were both in Washington, D.C., according to the first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham.
Trump's son, Eric Trump, also took to Twitter to thank firefighters and police for their quick response.
"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!"
NBC News has reached out to the Secret Service for comment.