A fire has broken out on the 50th floor of the Trump Tower in the city New York, seriously injuring one person.
The New York Fire Department has said it responded to a blaze on the upper floors of the skyscraper, which is home to Donald and Melania Trump’s apartment.
President Trump was in Washington at the time and tweeted that the fire was now out.
Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018
From Social media videos one could see fire and smoke rising from the structure in central Manhattan.
The New York Fire Department (FDNY) said on Twitter it was a four-alarm blaze.
A photo posted by the FDNY showed flames and smoke billowing from windows of the 58-storey building.Social media video showed fire and smoke rising from the structure in central Manhattan.
There is a fire right now in Trump Tower. Was small and then something happened where the size doubled in seconds! pic.twitter.com/NnFNHEfJBg
— Brian Lawton (@brianlawton9) April 7, 2018