The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) tweeted that the fire at Trump Tower had been upgraded to a Category 4 alarm fire from a Category 3 fire alarm.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro tweeted at about 8 p.m.: “We found fire on the 50th floor of the building. The apartment was entirely on fire.
Members pushed in heroically, they were knocking down the fire and found one occupant of the apartment who is in critical condition.
This was a very difficult fire. As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up.
The rest of the building had a considerable amount of smoke. 200 Firefighters and EMS – emergency medical services – members are on scene.
We had many floors to search, and stairways, and right now the only civilian injury is to the occupant of that apartment. There are four Firefighters with non-life-threatening injuries. “The fire is still not considered to be under control because of the smoke conditions on all the floors above.”