A fire has broken out in the Trump Tower located in Manhattan, which was the main home of the president and his family.
According to reports, the fire started on the 50th floor of the tower around 6 pm. New York’s fire department responded to the fire, with 140 firefighters deployed to contain the blaze. People live on the scene noted five fire trucks responding to the fire. The response was quick and swift, with the fire department indicating that it was a mass emergency response, subsequently sending dozens of firetrucks to the area.
Prior Incidents In The Trump Tower
This blaze seems the most serious. However, the Trump Tower has had experience with fire damage before. Three months ago, a small fire broke out near the cooling system located on the roof of the building. Two people suffered injuries stemming from this incident.
Trump has several properties in NYC, with about 9 properties with his name on it. The Trump tower opened in 1983 and is located at 5th Avenue and 57th street in New York City. Before moving into the White House, Trump and the first lady lived in the triplex penthouse apartment, which occupies the 66-68 floors.
Donald Trump Responds
Donald Trump has tweeted that the fire is under control, and has been effectively extinguished by the fire department. He sent his congratulations to the FDNY, noting that they did a great job.
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
There is currently no word as to what caused the fire – a fire that started small but quickly took over a large section of the building. This is still a developing story.
There is a fire right now in Trump Tower. Was small and then something happened where the size doubled in seconds! pic.twitter.com/NnFNHEfJBg
— Brian Lawton (@brianlawton9) April 7, 2018
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