Trump Tower up in flame in US

Trump Tower

Thick black smoke was seen billowing from the 50th floor of the US President’s Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday, seriously injuring one person.

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

Fire crews were called to the building on Fifth Avenue just before 6.00 p.m. local time.

The fire, believed to be on the 50th floor, comes about three months after a minor fire broke out in a cooling tower on the roof of the building.

President Trump’s office in the Tower is on the 26th floor, but the president is in Washington, D.C. for the weekend.

Social media video showed a small fire that was visible from the structure in central Manhattan.

The New York Fire Department said on its Twitter feed that it was a four-alarm blaze and that one person is seriously injured, whilst three firefighters sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

President Trump tweeted: “Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well-built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. Thank you!”

The high-rise houses both residences and businesses.


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