Trump Tower Caught On Fire, With Injuries Reported

Trump Tower Caught On Fire, With Injuries Reported

Trump Tower, US president Donald Trump’s midtown Manhattan skyscraper, caught on fire on Saturday.

Trump Tower burning on April 7, 2018.Screenshot: Peter Thomas Roth

It is, as of yet, unclear how or why flames are engulfing the side of the 58-storey building. But video posted to Twitter shows New Yorkers gathered to see flame shoot out one end of the tower, which just as quickly drew a strong New York Fire Department response. At one point, flaming debris appeared to explode out of windows and fall to the ground.

Though initial indications were that no injuries were reported, the FDNY later tweeted that at least one civilian sustained a “serious injury.” Per CBS, the FDNY also said four firefighters sustained minor injuries.

Trump thanked firefighters via Twitter and reassured the public that the fire was “out” and “very confined (well built building).”

AP photos showed firefighters on scene and looking out the building’s shattered windows, the blaze apparently extinguished.

The aftermath of a blaze at Trump Tower on April 7th, 2018.Photo: AP

It’s the second time this year that Trump Tower has caught on fire. In January, vents on the roof burst into flame after an electrical issue, resulting in at least three injures, though the FDNY referred to the situation as “quick, easy and routine”.