Heartbreaking Tragedy At Trump Tower In New York: Fire Leaves 1 Person Dead And 6 Firefighters Injured
April 9, 2018 12:55 By Fabiosa
A heartbreaking tragedy took place on Saturday on Fifth Avenue in New York City: one resident dead and six firefighters were injured after a fire broke out at Trump Tower.
Fire at Trump Tower
The 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower was entirely on fire when firefighters arrived at the place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
According to the officials’ report, one man who was in the apartment was taken to a hospital in a critical condition and later died. Six firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
At the moment of the fire incident, none of the members of the Trump family were in the building. President Trump and his son Eric took to Twitter soon after the tragedy and thanked the firefighters for their great job.
President tweeted that the fire was "very confined" in the "well-built building."
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
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
Officials said the fire may have been caused by electrical heaters inside the cooling tower. Further details of the incident are still to be revealed in the course of the investigation.
Trump Tower, named after the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, is also the headquarters of The Trump Organization. The president maintains the building's top three floors as his residential home.
A lot of people couldn't stay indifferent to the tragedy and shared their thoughts and condolences on social media.
Pray for the family of the person who died
— MaryPrincipio (@MaryPrincipio) April 9, 2018
Very well built building; yeah, that's the story here.. Too bad for the man killed or fire fighters injured that it was built before sprinkler systems were invented. Oh, wait....
— Harry Roth (@hm_roth) April 9, 2018
— Joey Boots (@JoeyBoots72) April 8, 2018
Why is it, that in the "advanced" country of the USA, sprinklers are not mandatory in high rise residential buildings? Fight for gun protection but be buggered to fight for people protection.
— BlueMountainsAtheist (@BlueMtnsAtheist) April 9, 2018
I heard there were no sprinklers installed if that’s true isn’t that illegal
— Laura Modica (@LauraModica2) April 9, 2018
My idea of a "well built building" includes a sprinkler system.
— Wade McLure (@WadeMcLure) April 9, 2018
Our prayers are with the brave firefighters who risked their lives at the fire.