A fire broke out in Trump Tower in New York City this Saturday. With the incident going viral on social media, with firefighters involved with containing the fire issuing updates on social media, even the President himself issued a response to what had happened.
The FDNY issued the following statement on Twitter, confirming that, under their system, they deemed the fire to reach the three-alarm level, also claiming that they did not believe there were any injuries connected to the incident at first:
“FDNYalerts MAN 3-ALARM 721 5 AVE, HIGH RISE (TRUMP TOWER) FIRE ON 50TH FLR”
“#FDNY members are on scene of a 3-alarm fire at 721 5th Ave Manhattan. There are currently no injuries reported”
A later report on Twitter, however, clarified that there had been at least one person injured during the incident:
“#FDNY members remain on scene of a 4-alarm fire, 721 5th Ave in Manhattan. There is currently one serious injury to a civilian reported.”
UPDATE: In a later Twitter post, the FDNY confirmed that several firefighters had been injured by the fire, although it was not life-threatening, also updating the status of the fire to “four-alarm:”
“#FDNY members remain on scene of a 4-alarm fire, 721 5th Ave in Manhattan. There is currently one serious injury to a civilian, and 3 non-life-threatening injuries to Firefighters, reported”
UPDATE: According to CNN, it has been confirmed that at least one person has died because of the fire.
What has the president said about the incident?
President Donald Trump also issued the following statement on Twitter, writing that the fire had been put out, according to his knowledge, also thanking the firefighters who helped:
“Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”
For his part, President Trump, the namesake of the building, was not in New York City this weekend, during the time the fire came out.
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As this story is developing, more information will be updated as made available.