A man has died after a fire broke out at New York City’s Trump Tower – the home of the US president.
Dramatic footage shows flames and thick black smoke pouring out of the iconic Manhattan building, owned by Donald Trump.
The president, his wife Melania and son Barron have lived in the tower block in the past but were in Washington DC at the time of the blaze on Saturday evening.
Todd Brassner, a 67-year-old art dealer who lived in an apartment within the building, has been identified as the victim of the fire, the New York Police Department said.
Meanwhile, Trump boasted about how ‘well built’ his building is on Twitter, failing to mention the victim.
He wrote: ‘Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well-built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!’
Four firefighters were injured as they raced to extinguish the flames on the 50th floor of Trump Tower.
They had been called to the scene in Midtown at about 6 pm local time.
In a statement, the New York City Fire Department said: ‘This was a very difficult fire.