A fire has broken out on the upper floors of Trump Tower in Manhattan, the home of President Trump.
The blaze broke out on the 50th floor of the tower just before 6pm. A Fire Department of New York source tells DailyMail.com that the fire is a fourth alarm, with more than 140 fire firefighters tackling the huge blaze.
Thick black smoke billowed out from Trump Tower as burning debris fell on Fifth Avenue.
One person is in serious condition according to the Office of Emergency Management, reports ABC7.
Melania Trump and the couple’s son, Barron Trump, are both in Washington, D.C., according to the first lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham.
The fire wrapped around the 50th floor and angled out through several windows in Trump Tower, the New York City home base of the president, in Midtown Manhattan Saturday
The massive blaze shot out several windows on the 50 floor with flames licking out into the sky of Trump Tower on Saturday
A fire broke out at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on the 50th floor on Saturday around 6pm. The FDNY says it is a fourth alarm with well over 140 fire fighters responding
The president is also in Washington D.C.
At least five fire trucks were seen responding to the fire on Fifth Avenue.
Trump has an office and home in the building.
At 6:42pm local time the president took to Twitter to share: ‘Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!’
Eric Trump also took to Twitter: ‘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!’
Thick black smoke filled the the air above the blaze and settled onto 5th Avenue Saturday
Well over 140 firefighters were responding to the scene at the explosive fire inside the president’s Manhattan residence in Midtown Manhattan
While the building was not evacuated some people chose to self-evacuate.
The streets around Trump Tower are closed on 5th Avenue between East 55th Street and East 57th Street. West 56th Street is closed from 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue.
There was a minor fire just three months ago in a cooling tower on the roof of the Midtown skyscraper, in which two people suffered minor injuries.
The FDNY has called this a mass emergency response and is sending dozens of firetrucks to the 58 story skyscraper.
The massive response at Trump Tower called for 140 firefighters battling the blaze that erupted at 6pm
Streets were closed in the area as the FDNY battled the enormous blaze that erupted in the New York City home base of the president around 6pm
People in the streets stopped to watch the flames exploding through the windows at Trump Tower on Saturday
People on the streets of New York stopped to capture the incredible scene at the president’s Manhattan residence
‘We had one minor injury to a firefighter, some debris fell on him,’ FDNY Chief Roger Sakowich said at the time. ‘We had one engineer that got up there with a fire extinguisher and breathed in some of the smoke, but he’s refused medical.’
The high-rise houses both residences and businesses.
This is a developing story.