MANHATTAN: Fire Breaks Out At Trump Tower [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports:

A fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower on Monday morning, officials said. Smoke was seen billowing off the top of the Manhattan skyscraper, carrying for several blocks.

Firefighters were called to the Fifth Ave. skyscraper, located at East 56thSt., at about 7:20 Monday morning. The blaze broke out in the building’s heating and cooling system, the FDNY said.

While President Trump and the First Family now live in the White House, the commander-in-chief maintains a palatial apartment in the 58-story tower. The President was in Washington at the time of the fire.

  • “The blaze broke out in the building’s heating and cooling system, the FDNY said.”

    And here I’d have guessed it would be a dumpster fire.

    • Robincho

      Paging Roy and Kayla Moore…

    • Daveed_WOW

      I heard it was pants-related.

    • Rambie

      Nothing destroys evidence like a good fire.

    • Rolf

      I was sure he was sexting Pootie pics of him making blue angels and it turned into a blue flame thrower due to the taco bowls.

      • Harley

        That was like all kinds of wrong.

    • janey

      Shoddy workmanship or inferior goods installed. What else?

  • Rex

    Liar, liar, tower on fire.

  • olandp

    I hope no one was injured, but if the whole thing went up it would be a benefit to mankind.

  • Treant

    I guess we found out where Barron shoves his jizz rags.

    • AmeriCanadian


      • Treant

        That’s usually the direction in which I’m aiming.

        • AmeriCanadian

          Mission accomplished. 😉

        • Ore Carmi

          You have good aim.

      • JaniceInToronto

        Gross indeed, like any other mention of the unmentionable fucknuggets.

    • Johayan

      Part of me wants to laugh…and the other part of me is disgusted. I mean, the poor kid didn’t choose his lot in life.

    • Reality.Bites

      Who knew that having 20% fat and 10% alcohol in your jizz makes it flammable?

      • Treant

        That works, too. 🙂

  • vorpal

    The President was in Washington at the time of the fire.


    • GayOldLady

      Weeping, weeping!

    • orion dumptee

      RATS,RATS,RATS (sigh)..mabe next time…

  • Slippy_World
  • olandp
    • SilasMarner

      Ah, remember dancing to this. Doing the Hustle. 🙂

  • Reality.Bites

    Perhaps it signals he’s dead and they’ve chosen a new pope?

  • JackFknTwist

    Thus God spoke by sending fire and brimstone upon the heathen fornicator.

    Eh, God, I had hoped for something a little more like shock and awe.
    But it’s a start.
    Now bring back Kathy Griffith.

  • AmeriCanadian

    Their “god” is trying to tell them something!

    • Ore Carmi

      Their god is usually telling them that the gays and abortion are destroying America.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    How’s that deregulation working out?

  • Bluto
    • ColdCountry

      That made me laugh in a very unkind way.

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      • prixator

        Don’t feel bad – the pictured person is very unkind.

  • OdieDenCO

    grey smoke guess we don’t have a new king pope.

  • JT

    Maybe they were deep frying a ton of Big Macs for the fat ass.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    First Tony Perkins house flooded, now this. Maybe I DO need to start believing in god.

  • Tawreos

    Later today he will be tweeting about how the FDNY needs to investigate “Crooked Hillary” for trying to burn his tower down.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Or Obama. Isn’t everything Obama’s fault?

      • Both. It was the DEEP STATE, of course.

        • kareemachan

          So…. Ellen Degeneres had something to do with it also?

          • JCF

            Well, she IS pretty flaming!

      • Uncle Mark

        Yeah…One of Obama’s alleged bugs at the Trump Tower caught fire, after it was placed there by that killer-ninja, Hillary /s

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    “According to an FDNY representative, it is believed that the flames and smoke actually omitted from the President’s head upon his watching Orprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech last night.”

    • Robincho

      More is omitted from Dumpy’s head than is included, but in this case the flames and smoke Emitted…

      • VodkaAndPolitics

        Sorry, it was early…

  • Kruhn

    These songs are appropriate today. What a way to start the week.

    • R W C

      Watch out you might get what you’re after
      Boom babies strange but not a stranger
      I’m an ordinary guy
      Burning down the house

      Hold tight wait till the party’s over
      Hold tight We’re in for nasty weather
      There has got to be a way
      Burning down the house

      Here’s your ticket pack your bag
      Time for jumpin’ overboard
      The transportation is here
      Close enough but not too far,
      Maybe you know where you are
      Fightin’ fire with fire

      All wet! Hey you might need a raincoat
      Shakedown! Dreams walking in broad daylight
      Three hun-dred six-ty five de-grees
      Burning down the house

      It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
      Gonna come in first place
      People on their way to work and baby what did you except
      Gonna burst into flame

      My house! Is out of the ordinary
      That’s right! Don’t wanna hurt nobody
      Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
      Burning down the house

      No visible means of support and you have not seen nothin’ yet
      Everything’s stuck together
      And I don’t know what you expect starring into the TV set
      Fighting fire with fire

      Songwriters: Chris Frantz / Christopher Frantz / David Byrne / Jerry Harrison / Tina Weymouth
      Burning Down the House lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

  • Boreal
    • Robincho

      Feuer und Führwr…

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    I smell an insurance scam.

    • jerry

      Probably behind on the Deutsche Bank payments.

      • Joe in PA


      • Stogiebear

        Nice tower you got there. Be a pity if something happened to it.

    • JCF

      Or destruction of documents!

  • Boreal
    • Mike

      Sarah dear, the expression is “they couldn’t care less.” Not “could care less,” couldn’t. Now run along.

      • j.martindale

        She occasionally almost makes sense by accident.

        • Mike


      • Tawreos

        I think Sarah may have told the truth for once. We all care a lot so we actually could care less. We may need to make the day she said this a national holiday

        • Uncle Mark

          We can celebrate with stock photos of pecan pie

        • Rambie

          Ah, the National Sarah Inadvertantly Spoke the Truth Day.

      • AmeriCanadian

        We language purists are dying out. Just as words like irregardless are entering the accepted lexicon.

        • Mike

          Hell, the frikking OED takes abominations like “refudiate” and puts them in the damned dictionary. The horror.

          • Ore Carmi

            That’s painful! (And I’m so not a prescriptivist.)

        • swimboy

          I *literally* hate when that happens. /s

          • AmeriCanadian

            You so bad!

        • R W C

          *rolls eyes*
          by and large

        • JaniceInToronto

          Please don’t type that word. Remember there are children on the internet.

        • Karl Dubhe 2

          We speak English, not French. 🙂

          It’s the French who do the language purity right, their language is so stable that it’s nearly as dead as Latin.

          English has always bastardized words, it’s how the language was built.

      • Joe in PA

        Thank you. That is one of my language pet peeves! Especially now that irregardless has been taken away. 😩

        • AmeriCanadian

          Was irregardless taken away? I still see it in online dictionary entries. Quelle horreur!

          • Joe in PA

            No. 😊. That’s what I meant…they added it because so many people were using it (incorrectly). Arrrrrrgh.

          • ColdCountry

            I am decimated by that fact.

          • Joe in PA

            A friend follows “Grammarly” on FB…she is always tagging me with this kind of thing. It is everywhere. 🙂

        • Mike

          Don’t get me started on “that begs the question…”

          • Joe in PA

            “Hysterical” when they mean hilarious? Sigh.

          • Mike

            Thank you! Lately I’ve noticed how many people do just that. It’s got to go.

            One more, not the worst offense but it still annoys, is when people say “I laughed all the way to
            the bank.” There’s no context in which that makes sense. But “I cried all the way to the bank” is just right for letting someone know that despite criticism or whatever, the money is rolling in.

          • Joe in PA

            Oh great, something else for me to be annoyed with. 😊

          • Stogiebear

            I used to laugh all the way to the bank every month when I received my long-term disability check through the university I had worked at. It pleased me to no end that the very people who were complicit in making my severe depression worse (my boss, her husband, and her toady assistant) paid into the fund that eventually paid me over $100,000. I also laughed thinking about this while I sat in the drive-through at the bank.

          • Mike

            As I wrote that it never makes sense to say I laughed all the way to the bank, I thought someoner will say he heard a riddle en route to the ATM and non-stop laughter ensued. Close enough.

          • vorpal

            That’s one of which I’m guilty. Eeep!

          • medaka

            The one that really gets me now is when people make a comparison and use “then” for “than” — “He was bigger then an elephant!”

            I see folks here do it sometimes, but don’t say anything, as I don’t want to cause a stir….

          • Scott_Lumry

            This is the violation of grammar that I notice most frequently. I sometimes believe it has to do with the automated spellcheckers, then I started seeing it in handwritten student papers. How the then/than interchange started is still something I ponder.

          • janey

            I see that all the time. Drives me crazy. Also they are always saying/writing women for woman.

        • kareemachan


    • Tawreos

      No one at the White House is going to let a fact get in the way of their lies.

    • GayOldLady

      It’s a Best Seller because people want to know if Trump is an even bigger disaster than they imagined. AND HE IS!

      • janey

        I want to read the part about how he won’t let people change his sheets and is afraid of being poisoned. WH maids will have great stories to tell, if only they would!

    • Jon Doh

      Did she forget about the popularity of the bible?

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    So who will Trump threaten to sue?

  • Robincho

    Of course, Fuckabilly Sandbags means “could NOT care less”, but like her boss and her daddy, she’s functionally illiterate. Also, she’s exhibiting a superfluity of avoirdupois…

    • LeeCMH

      She’s just a factotum.

      • Uncle Mark

        She’s a toad-faced toady

  • pj


  • SoCalGal20

    Big news if NBC is correct. Initial talks for Trump to be questioned by Mueller.

    • Treant

      “I can have you fired.”

      “I can have state charges filed tomorrow.”

      • William

        Charges are already filed against Trump. They just need to be unsealed by the court.

        • customartist

          I think I just came a little?

    • JCF

      Frankly, I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Daveed_WOW

    I think I’ll play the fiddle. Or something.

  • William

    The shredders overheated.

    • Uncle Mark

      That can happen when you try to jam some Russians in them

      • William

        Or a server.

        • Bad Tom

          They tried to save money and used real bleach.

    • agcons

      That was very like my first thought, which was “a little light housekeeping got out of control”.

  • glass

    So basically the FDNY responded to a HUUUUGE dumpster fire?

  • Renfield

    Burn, baby, burn!

  • Burly Stone

    It’s the biggest and best fire in any skyscraper in the world.

  • Uncle Mark

    Was someone trying to burn some pee-hooker recordings, when things got out of control?

    • Jefe5084

      too much vigorous frottage with a Big Mac?

  • dcurlee

    If I were the firefighters I would have kept circling the block claiming not to know where the building was located ( long as everyone were out safe)

  • LeeCMH

    We’ve seen the Fire. Now bracing for the twitter Fury.

  • Tomcat

    Burn baby burn!

  • kanehau

    Too much hot air finally overloaded the system.

  • anne marie in philly

    just another diversionary tactic. wonder who set it?

    • Halou

      Trump’s own people, no doubt. Got to burn that evidence before the prosecutors find it.

  • Jefe5084

    Looks like a grease fire.

    • Ore Carmi

      Cute pika, by the way.

  • SilasMarner

    Too bad it didn’t burn to the ground, after everyone got out safely. Pity.

    • BillysWilly

      My thoughts exactly

  • Stogiebear

    It’s a good thing he put all of his former investments/businesses/concerns into a blind trust so he won’t be distracted from precedenting because of this.

  • Happy_Housewife

    “Palatial”? That apartment is not palatial. At best it’s a New Jersey mortuary. One that’s right off the highway.

    • JAKvirginia

      Whore House Chic.

      • customartist

        Gilded toilet seats and red velvet drapes

    • Halou

      1980s dictatorship style.

  • Halou

    Smoke spotted coming from Russian consulate ahead of facility closure.
    – September 2, 2017

    • JCF

      Will always be associated w/ the hottest day in San Francisco history.

  • Daveed_WOW

    I think something hit a fan. A LOT of something hit a fan.

  • leastyebejudged

    lol, we call that an unpaid contractor bomb.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Long-smoldering collection of pants?

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    This is why Donald Trump needs to resign immediately! His businesses are going up in smoke, only one so far but…

    Donald, for the love of your money, quit now.

    /well, it was worth an attempt anyhow…

  • The_Wretched

    Trump is a notorious cheapskate. Did he fail to pay for building maintenance?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    How long before this gets spun into a terrorist or assassination plot? You just know Fox will try to turn this into something it’s not.

  • Lakeview Bob

    This is just another left wing conspiracy against the Furor. (eye roll)

  • Publius

    Thoughts and prayers…

  • CharlestonDave

    I’m predicting Trump will bill the FDNY for guest privileges to the tower.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    MUSLIN TERRISTS!!!!!1!!!

  • JWC

    Damn and he wasn’t home

  • It wasn’t someone burning evidence, was it?

  • Tom Ato

    Probably insurance fraud

  • Hue-Man
  • The Milkman

    Guess they keep the dumpsters up there.

  • GanymedeRenard

    The best fire. The best! Believe me, people are saying it. Tremendous.

  • JCF
    • Ore Carmi

      Belief in karma is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me, but that made me laugh!

  • Galvestonian

    …is someone burning incriminating documents ?
    Curious people want to know.