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Man dies in Trump Tower apartment fire in NY

Man dies in Trump Tower apartment fire in NY

One occupant, a 67-year-old man, was seriously injured in the fire, officials said, and was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Nigro went on to describe the fire as "difficult" and said the high rise "had a considerable amount of smoke".

"We discovered fireplace on the 50th flooring of the constructing", FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said.

According to the FDNY, there are now no reported injuries at the 3-alarm fire in the famous Trump skyscraper.

"Very confined (properly constructed constructing)", he tweeted. "Firemen (and women) did a great job", Trump tweeted.

The all came in just before 6 pm Saturday and within minutes, about 200 firefighters and EMS workers arrived on scene.

"We found fire on the 50th floor of the building".

"The apartment was virtually entirely on fire".

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Dramatic footage shows flames and thick black smoke pouring out of the iconic Manhattan building, owned by Donald Trump.

In 1998, after two deadly NYC fires, legislation was proposed to require sprinklers in all residential buildings - but Trump lobbied against the bill, the New York Daily News reported.

The fire broke out shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in the 58-story building.

Nigro said firefighters and Secret Service members checked on the condition of Trump's apartment. "Are you kidding? Donald Trump can't even build a safe building, let alone run a country".

The FDNY previously said this 1 man who was inside the apartment was critical, including that four firefighters also ended up not hurt.

Trump maintains a three-story penthouse residence at the building, which has earned Trump Tower the nickname of "White House North".

Trump's son, Eric, thanked the fire department in a tweet and said the fire was extinguished.

However, despite the death and injuries, President Trump took to Twitter later that night to confirm that the fire was put out of the very "well built building".