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Fire Breaks Out At Trump Tower In Manhattan

A fire broke out at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan late Saturday afternoon. What was initially a two-alarm blaze has since been upgraded to a three-alarm blaze.

FDNYalerts MAN 2-ALARM 721 5 AVE, HIGH RISE (TRUMP TOWER) FIRE ON 50TH FLR,

— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) April 7, 2018

FDNYalerts MAN 3-ALARM 721 5 AVE, HIGH RISE (TRUMP TOWER) FIRE ON 50TH FLR,

— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) April 7, 2018

There is a fire right now in Trump Tower. Was small and then something happened where the size doubled in seconds! pic.twitter.com/NnFNHEfJBg

— Brian Lawton (@brianlawton9) April 7, 2018

More than 100 New York City firefighters have been dispatched to tackle the blaze.

Heres a look at @FDNY efforts to extinguish the 3-alarm fire at #TrumpTowerhttps://t.co/Eeyhe6UFEwpic.twitter.com/QxtWblpZhW

— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) April 7, 2018

All reports indicate that the fire is on the 50th floor of the high rise.

Fire reported at #trumptower#TrumpTower#nyc home of @realDonaldTrump stay on @NY1 for updates on what happened. Lots of people on #5thAve have stopped to see whats happening #BreakingNewspic.twitter.com/AB6YmJebuo

— Angi Gonzalez (@AnchorAngi) April 7, 2018

President Trump, who lives with his family on floors 66, 67, and 68, responded publicly after learning that the fire had been contained.

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

UPDATE: One person reportedly perished in the fire, ABC7 NY reports.

BREAKING: police sources say 1 person is dead from Trump Tower fire.

— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) April 8, 2018

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