Trump Tower fire leaves 1 seriously injured

Trump Tower leaves man dead 4 firefighters suffer minor injuries

One man died in a fire that billowed flames from an apartment high in Trump Tower Saturday evening, said a law enforcement source.

Crews responded Saturday evening to a fire at Trump Tower in NY that killed one man and injured four firefighters, city officials said.

The blaze was quickly knocked down as firefighters sweep the source of the blaze in the skyscraper, according to fire officials.

Fire sprinklers were not required in New York City highrises when Trump Tower was completed in 1983.

President Donald Trump tweeted earlier that the fire was "Very confined (well built building)".

Nigro said the fire broke out at around 5:30 p.m. and fire engines and ladders were there within five minutes.

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Trump, who has an office in the building, was in Washington.

No members of the Trump family were at the tower during the fire, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

Eric Trump tweeted as well, thanking first responders. Over 44 units and about 190 firefighters responded.

Trump's family has an apartment on the top floors, but he has spent little time in NY since taking office. He said the fire had been extinguished but fire officials remained at the scene for several hours due to the heavy smoke.

"This was a very hard fire. The apartment was quite large and 50 stories up", he said. Firemen (and women) did a great job.

Trump Tower, from which Trump made his formal announcement that he would seek the presidency in 2015, was the scene of a small fire in January.

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