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Trump Tower fire contained after 1 killed; Trump says building well-built

Saturday's incident comes three months after a minor fire broke out in a cooling tower on the roof of the building, CNN reported

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Fire at Trump Tower in New York. Photo: ANI

One person was killed and six firefighters were injured in a blaze that broke out at the Tower here, according to the City Department.

The fire, which spread to the 50th floor of the tower located on Fifth Avenue, was contained at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, about two hours after it was originally reported, the department tweeted.

The person who died was a resident of the building's 50th floor who had been taken to the hospital in critical condition, department spokeswoman Angelica Conroy told CNN.

The victim was a 67-year-old man who was unconscious and unresponsive when firefighters pulled him out, the Police Department said.

The six injured firefighters had non-life threatening injuries, Conroy said.

The cause of the is yet to be determined and no members of President Donald Trump's family were at the tower during the blaze, Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

President tweeted before the news of the death that the was out and "very confined" in the "well built building" and congratulated the firefighters.

Saturday's incident comes three months after a minor broke out in a cooling tower on the roof of the building, CNN reported.

Two people were injured in the that officials said may have been caused by electrical heaters inside the cooling tower.

 

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First Published: Sun, April 08 2018. 10:32 IST
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