Authorities are reporting that one person as died as a result of a fire that started in Trump Tower at around 5:30 PM ET. The fire, originally reported as a three alarm fire, escalated to a four alarm fire. Three firefighters also suffered injuries.
The fire department is currently responding to what has been labeled a three alarm fire from the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York City. As soon as smoke emerged for the floors of President Donald Trump's former home, onlookers began tweeting out photos and videos of the blaze.
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
According to media, at least one person has been seriously injured on the scene.
NBC News: One person has been seriously injured at the 3 alarm fire at Trump Tower, per a senior FDNY official. At this time the fire has been knocked down, 140 firefighters on-scene.— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) April 7, 2018
Still, this did not stop some commentators from posting weird and salacious messages aimed at President Trump.
Trump Tower is on fire. It's because Donald Trump was inside of the tower, and he poured gasoline on his head, then struck a match and set his entire body aflame. He died a long, painful death that will stain the history books for all time. He also had diarrhea at the last second— jesse farrar (@BronzeHammer) April 7, 2018
Trump Tower is on fire and I can’t think of a more apt metaphor for your presidency.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 7, 2018
President Donald Trump tweeted his appreciation to the men and women who are currently working to stop the fire.
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
This is now the second fire at Trump Tower this year. It is unclear what caused the incident today. This story will be updated when details come in.