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Prominent art dealer, 67, dies and 6 firefighters are hurt as huge blaze engulfs 50th floor @ Trump Tower apartment which had NO sprinklers, as President tweets it was 'well built'

The massive blaze shot out several windows on the 50 floor with flames licking out into the sky of Trump Tower on Saturday

  • Fire broke out just before 6pm at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan  
  • The fire erupted on the 50th floor was a four alarm with well over 200 firefighters and EMS personnel on the scene
  • Incredible footage shows flames exploding through several windows with debris bursting out of the building and onto the street below
  • The 51-year-old male occupant of the apartment that was on fire succumbed to his injuries after being transported to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in critical
  • Four firefighters also sustained non-life threatening injuries 
  • During a press conference FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said 'the apartment was virtually, entirely on fire' when they arrived 
  • The First Lady and their son Barron are currently in Washington DC
  • The President is also currently in Washington DC as well, tweeting at 6:42pm local time that the fire was 'confined'
  • The fire was officially listed under under control by the FDNY around 7:45pm 

A fire broke out on the upper floors of Trump Tower in Manhattan, the home of President Trump 

The blaze broke out on the 50th floor of the tower just before 6pm. Thick black smoke billowed out from Trump Tower as burning debris fell on Fifth Avenue. 

The 51-year-old male occupant of the apartment where the fire started, died after being transported to St. Luke's Hospital in critical condition, an NYPD source tells DailyMail.com.

The NYPD says he was transported to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. They will release his identity once his family has been notified.

Four firefighters also sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A Fire Department of New York source tells DailyMail.com that the fire was a fourth alarm, with more than 200 fire firefighters tackling the huge blaze. 

During a press conference at the scene, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said 'the apartment was virtually, entirely on fire' when firefighters arrived according to NBC4.

'They were knocking down the fire, they found one occupant,' Nigro said.

'This was a very difficult fire. As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up. The rest of the building had a considerable amount of smoke. 200 Firefighters and EMS members are on scene.'

'We found fire on the 50th floor of the building. The apartment was entirely on fire. Members pushed in heroically, they were knocking down the fire,' Nigro added. 

The fire wrapped around the 50th floor and angled out through several windows in Trump Tower, the New York City home base of the president, in Midtown Manhattan Saturday

The fire wrapped around the 50th floor and angled out through several windows in Trump Tower, the New York City home base of the president, in Midtown Manhattan Saturday

The massive blaze shot out several windows on the 50 floor with flames licking out into the sky of Trump Tower on Saturday

The massive blaze shot out several windows on the 50 floor with flames licking out into the sky of Trump Tower on Saturday

A fire broke out at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on the 50th floor on Saturday around 6pm. The FDNY says it is a fourth alarm with well over 140 fire fighters responding

A fire broke out at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on the 50th floor on Saturday around 6pm. The FDNY says it is a fourth alarm with well over 140 fire fighters responding

The massive response by the FDNY and first responders saw the streets shut down around Trump Tower Saturday as they battled the inferno that started on the 50 floor

The massive response by the FDNY and first responders saw the streets shut down around Trump Tower Saturday as they battled the inferno that started on the 50 floor

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro gave updates at the scene explaining the difficult blaze
Officials say one critically injured from Trump Tower fire

The FDNY had to search several floors because of the smoke condition above the 50 floor. 

The fire was finally declared under control at around 7:45pm.  

Melania Trump and the couple's son, Barron Trump, are both in Washington, D.C., according to the first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham. 

The president is also in Washington D.C. 

At least five fire trucks were seen responding to the fire on Fifth Avenue. 

Trump has an office and home in the building. 

At 6:42pm local time the president took to Twitter to share: 'Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!' 

As of 6:55pm the FDNY said that they remained on scene. While the fire may be 'confined' firefighters will continue to battle the blaze until its determined to be under control.  

Eric Trump also took to Twitter: 'Thank you to the amazing men and women of the NYFD who extinguished a fire in a residential apartment at @TrumpTower. The @FDNY and @NYPD are truly some of the most incredible people anywhere!' 

Thick black smoke filled the the air above the blaze and settled onto 5th Avenue Saturday

Thick black smoke filled the the air above the blaze and settled onto 5th Avenue Saturday

Well over 140 firefighters were responding to the scene at the explosive fire inside the president's Manhattan residence in Midtown Manhattan

Well over 140 firefighters were responding to the scene at the explosive fire inside the president's Manhattan residence in Midtown Manhattan


While the building was not evacuated some people chose to self-evacuate.

The streets around Trump Tower are closed on 5th Avenue between East 55th Street and East 57th Street. West 56th Street is closed from 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue.

The FDNY has called this a mass emergency response and is sending dozens of firetrucks to the 58 story skyscraper.  

The massive response at Trump Tower called for well over 140 firefighters battling the blaze that erupted at 6pm 

The massive response at Trump Tower called for well over 140 firefighters battling the blaze that erupted at 6pm 

Streets were closed in the area as the FDNY battled the enormous blaze that erupted in the New York City home base of the president around 6pm

Streets were closed in the area as the FDNY battled the enormous blaze that erupted in the New York City home base of the president around 6pm

People in the streets stopped to watch the flames exploding through the windows at Trump Tower on Saturday 
People in the streets stopped to watch the flames exploding through the windows at Trump Tower on Saturday 
People on the streets of New York stopped to capture the incredible scene at the president's Manhattan residence

Firetrucks flood NYC streets as fire breaks out at Trump Tower

There was a minor fire just three months ago in a cooling tower on the roof of the Midtown skyscraper, in which two people suffered minor injuries. 

'We had one minor injury to a firefighter, some debris fell on him,' FDNY Chief Roger Sakowich said at the time. 'We had one engineer that got up there with a fire extinguisher and breathed in some of the smoke, but he's refused medical.' 

The high-rise houses both residences and businesses.

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Comment by caribmama on April 9, 2018 at 8:51pm

I hope the tribe come get him soon........LOL!

Comment by HandsomeMan on April 9, 2018 at 3:31pm
The haitians working on Trump
Comment by caribmama on April 8, 2018 at 1:49pm

Did he send condolences to the family of the deceased?

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