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Trump Tower Fire Leaves An Old Man, 67, Dead and 6 Firefighters Injured: Details

Updated On 07 Apr, 2018 Published On

The four-alarm fire at Trump Tower - located on Fifth Avenue in New York - on Saturday, April 7, has left one person killed and six firefighters injured, New York City Fire Department has confirmed.

The person who died was the building's 50th-floor resident who was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, department spokeswoman Angelica Conroy said.

FDNY took to Twitter to reveal that the fire broke out on the 50th floor of the tower and it was ruled under control around 9 p.m.

Trump Tower Fire Leaves An Old Man, 67, Dead and 6 Firefighters Injured: Details

Trump Tower Fire Leaves An Old Man, 67, Dead and 6 Firefighters Injured: Details

Source: 12news

According to the New York Police DepartmentThe victim - identified as an old man, 67, was unconscious and unresponsive when firefighters pulled him out. it further said that the medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death.

Angelica said that the six firefighters injured had non-life threatening injuries. According to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, no members of the Trump family were at the tower during the fire.

U.S. President Donald Trump shared a tweet before the death news where he wrote the fire was out and "very confined" in the "well built building" and congratulated the firefighters.

 His son, Eric Trump, meanwhile, congratulated the firefighters via Twitter.

The fire at Trump Tower comes just three months after a minor fire was ignited in a cooling tower on the roof of the building.