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Fire Breaks Out at Trump Tower in NYC, 1 Dead

04-07-2018
Fire on the 50th floor of NYC's Trump Tower.  Image courtesy: FDNY/Twitter
Fire on the 50th floor of NYC's Trump Tower. Image courtesy: FDNY/Twitter

A fire broke out in an apartment located in  New York City's Trump Tower Saturday evening. 

Fire officials say a man who was in the apartment was taken to a hospital and later died.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says a 50th-floor apartment at the midtown tower was "virtually entirely on fire" when firefighters arrived after 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Nigro says no member of the Trump family was at the building on Saturday.

He says about 200 firefighters battled the blaze.

The FDNY earlier tweeted that its first responders were on the scene at 5th Avenue and Manhattan and one serious injury was reported. 

The NYPD has closed streets around the building as a precaution.

Photos and video posted on Twitter showed images of flames erupting from the side of the building.  

President Trump tweeted "Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!

Eric Trump, the president's second-oldest son, tweeted that the fire was located in a residential apartment at the tower.

The Associated Press contributed to this story. 

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