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1 killed in fire at Trump Tower in New York

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NEW YORK (AP) -

Update: Fire officials say a man has been killed in in a raging apartment fire at Trump Tower in New York City.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says a 50th-floor apartment at the midtown tower was "virtually entirely on fire" when firefighters arrived after 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fire officials say a man who was in the apartment was taken to a hospital and later died. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries.

President Donald Trump tweeted earlier that the fire was "Very confined (well built building)."

Trump's business is based at Trump Tower and his residence is there, but he has spent little time in New York since taking office.

Nigro says no member of the Trump family was at the building on Saturday.

He says about 200 firefighters battled the blaze.

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According to NBC News, one person was seriously injured.

The fire happened on the 50th floor of the building.

The victim was taken to the hospital.

This was the same building where President Trump announced his plans to run for president.

This same building was the scene of a small fire back in January.

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Firefighters are at the scene of a fire at Trump Tower in New York City.

The Fire Department says the blaze broke out on the 50th floor shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday.

 President Donald Trump tweeted about 45 minutes later that the fire was out. Trump says it was "Very confined (well built building)."

Photos posted on Twitter show flames and smoke coming out of windows at the midtown skyscraper.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Trump's business is based at Trump Tower and his residence is there, but he has spent little time in New York since taking office.

Eric Trump, the president's second-oldest son, tweeted that the fire was in a residential apartment at the tower.

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