One Person Seriously Injured in Fire on 50th Floor at Trump Tower on 5th Ave and 57th St, New York


FDNY firefighters and NYPD police responded about 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday April 7, 2018 to a fire in Trump Tower, 721 5th Avenue, New York City. The fire was reported on the 50th floor. Witnesses recorded flames visible from an upper floor of the 58-story mixed-use skyscraper. Several pieces of large, fallling debris were also visible. Streams of water were visible streaming out broken window openings while firefighters were working an interior attack in the high-rise.

UPDATE: A 67 year-old male resident of the Trump Tower, New York was killed and six firefighters were injured in the four-alarm fire at the high-rise, according to the New York City Fire Department.

The 67-year-old man who was unconscious and unresponsive when firefighters removed him from the building.

Trump Tower is a 58-story, 664-foot-high skyscraper located at 721–725 Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The building was constructed from 1979 to 1983.

The FDNY fire response was a 2-Alarm at 5:57 p.m., a 3-Alarm at 6:15 p.m. and a 4-Alarm at 6:52 p.m. ET. FDNY declared the fire under control by 7:57 p.m.

There were no evacuations, but some residents evacuated on their own or remained secure in place. There were no evacuations, though some residents self-evacuated, the agency said.
Street closures surrounded the skyscraper, from East 55th Street to East 57th Street and West 56th Street from Fifth Avenue to Madison Avenue, according to FDNY officials.

One occupant of the building was severely injured and was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital where the patient was listed in critical condition. Four FDNY firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries with two of them suffering burns, according to FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

A total of about 200 fire and emergency workers were assigned to fight the 4-Alarm fire with fire engines and ladders were there within five minutes of the initial report of the fire. The was knocked down in approximately an hour, according to Commissioner Nigro.

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