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.
According to the New York Police department 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.
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
His son, Eric Trump, meanwhile, congratulated the firefighters via 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! ????????— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) April 7, 2018
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.