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What’s going on?
The New York Post reports that just before 6 p.m. this evening, April 7, 2018, a four-alarm fire broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
First responders performed CPR on a 67-year-old man who lives in the building before he was rushed to Mount Sinai West, where he died. Four firefighters were injured but are expected to recover.
Firefighters and Secret Service agents checked out Trump’s penthouse pad and didn’t immediately find any damage, officials said.
President Trump tweeted at 6:42 p.m. that the fire was under control:
“Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”
The FDNY said the blaze was brought under control at 7:40 p.m.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said: “This is a very difficult fire as you can imagine. The apartment is quite large — we are…
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